Racism and the Media

An intersting aspect on racism and how it is relayed in modern society is how the it influences the media - television, film and music. In To Kill A Mockingbird, when Atticus announces that he is representing and African American his community becomes a whirlwind of gossip, antogonism and discrimination. Although during the time of To Kill A Mockingbird the media did not really have a lot of power it is interesting to see how the media interprets racism as a serious issue or disregards it as unimportant in the 'greater scheme of things'. Watch this clip from South Par where Cartman sings a song about minorities which promot racism where there should not be.

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