Media - Representation of Ethnicity

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Ethnicity
The fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.
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Race
Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics.
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Alvarado's Theory
Race/ethnicity is grouped into different categories when represented by the media.
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Pitied
When an ethnic group is presented as giving the impression of feeling pitiful, e.g. starving children in Africa
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Dangerous
Ethnic groups can be presented as dangerous through their behaviour, e.g. Muslims as terrorists
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Exotic
Some ethnic groups can be seen as racy sex symbols, e.g. Latino American women
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Humorous
Some ethnic groups are presented as comedic and should be seen this way.
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Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics.

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Race

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Race/ethnicity is grouped into different categories when represented by the media.

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When an ethnic group is presented as giving the impression of feeling pitiful, e.g. starving children in Africa

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Ethnic groups can be presented as dangerous through their behaviour, e.g. Muslims as terrorists

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