Teresa Gonzales (Anthropology and Sociology) recently wrote a blog post on the Everyday Sociology Blog about racial and cultural representations in popular media.

Excerpt:
“On the one hand, the stories and cultural artifacts that we, as a society, choose to produce and amplify reflect our cultural values. On the other hand, they also work to frame what we value, and how we understand difference and find moments of connection across, within, and between our diverse experiences. In a country as racially and economically segregated as ours is, cultural representations on television, in the newspaper, and at the movies may be one of the few lenses that people have to make sense of the world around them.”

 

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