race in the media

Using Critical Thinking skills, you are to type a paper on how race is portrayed in the media. The paper must be between 1,200-1,500 words. Make sure to have an introduction paragraph with a very good thesis statement at the end of the paragraph. Cite all sources.

A major topic in society today (as well as hundreds of years ago) is the topic of race. It seems that every time we turn on the news, there is some discussion of how race is effecting the United States of America and other countries. In the past year alone, there have been many issues that have involved race.

For this assignment, you are to write an essay on how race is portrayed in the media. This does not have to just be the news. You can discuss television shows, music, books, comics, sports and etc. You have to first discuss whether you believe race plays a significant role in society and whether the media encourages positive or negative views on racial equality. You MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE from credible sources to support your argument. Also, you must include information from scholarly articles.

For example: you could take one incident such as the riots in Ferguson and research how they were portrayed in the media. Be sure to cite evidence and give some thoughts of the opposite view.