Racism in the Mass Media Reinforced Image of Black Youths in 1993..
Racism in the Mass Media Survey Statistics and Results
The book "The Black Image in the White Mind" by Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki looks at racial patterns in the mass media and shows ways in which these images portrayed by the media of African Americans often shape the minds of Whites towards African Americans. Some things they found was that a mug shot of an African American is four times more likely to appear on the television news one of White criminal. They also found out that the name of the accused is two times more likely to be shown on screen on the news if the defendant is Black, instead of White. When comparing some statistics for the top movies of 1996, Entman and Rojecki found that 89 percent of black female movie characters shown using vulgar profanity and only 17 percent of White female characters. Other statistics include 56 percent of Black female movie characters shown being violent and only11 percent of White female characters. These statistics show that African Americans are portrayed by the media as being violent people who use a lot of profanity. This creates a negative light on African Americans to Caucasians and can lead s to even more stereotypes towards African Americans and other minority groups.