Coates argues that the idea of racism is imbedded in society, which results in a continuous cycle of racial acts. To illustrate, he uses the history of New York and how it still “bear the scars of redlining, blockbusting and urban renewal” (para 6). He point out past arrangements and how ordinary we have shaped the city in such a way that racism is embedded in society. Why New York City do we still segregated by color and wealth? We have similar race and classes living in the same ar...
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...is anger for this being truth by stating “in large part because we were never meant to be part of America story”.
The reason that we feel that minorities don’t belong is because how they are portrait in the media. The media take advantage of stereotypes to paint a mood, scene or character to get more views or to get a strong reaction that portrait the views that they want their views to have. The way the media overreact to Ebola that portrait statistics that are over exaggerate. The way Ebola was said to be easy to catch and that it can spread through the air which was later proven that it was only through bodily fluids. The way that the media plays with words "And so they often will say things like, ‘Well it’s unlikely but could be possible,’ ‘Gire said. ‘While that response is in light of the scientific method, the media just highlights ‘it’s possible.’ ". (2)
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