Media Stereotyping (Allen Module 2 #4)

Image Source : Media Awareness Network

The Impact of Stereotyping on Young People

This is a link to an article published on the Medial Awareness Network website. While the site is  not dedicated to indigenous issues, the featured article reports on how media stereotypes can impact an aboriginal youth’s self-image.

An interesting point was made regarding association with gang activity and how media perpetuates the notion to the extent that youth tend to over exaggerate gang activity base on media messaging that re-enforce the stereotype.

The site may contain useful resources for teachers. Some examples are Deconstructing On-Line Hate and Exploring Media and Race.

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