A Dangerous Distortion of our Families: Representations of Families, by Race, in News and Opinion Media

Dr. Travis L. Dixon, Professor of Communication and the Communication Alumni Professorial Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of a report for the Color of Change, the national civil rights organization.  “The study analyzed relevant stories published or aired in the two-year period of January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016. Specifically, it investigated the extent to which national and local news and opinion media outlets present distorted representations of Black families and engage in inaccurate and racially biased coverage both in word and image.”  Read the full report by clicking here.

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One Comment on “A Dangerous Distortion of our Families: Representations of Families, by Race, in News and Opinion Media

  1. Dr. Dixon highlighted in a study what many African Americans understood as white propaganda. The stories were developed to excite division and distort that people of color live, think and act similarly to white people. Indeed, an eye-opener that speaks volumes to the training of such behavior and how leaders in these industries established this form of misrepresentation as acceptable. More importantly, how white people digested the misinformation as usual and expected never questioning the accurancy of the presenter, I wonder why?

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