I am currently researching the media's effects on the recidivism rate of African American Males and would appreciate your help and support in gaining a generalized depiction of your views on this issue.
Lol... After viewing some of your initial responses I have decided to edit my original post (but not withdraw my stance). Rather than attack my position, inquire about my ideology. Is that not one of the main problems in our society today? If you don't agree with something, help to educate them or broaden their awareness. Institutions don't teach people how to view life. There is a major difference between stating that an entire culture or race is screwed up than my prior statement that some of our brothas continue to make poor decisions. Yes, I would say that my use of profanity was unethical, but I would not consider it uncalled for. It was just a passionate outburst. Through primary socialization, we learn cultural norms and ideas of what is "acceptable" and then we take those ideas into the world where our peers, the media, school, and various other institutions greatly influence our perceptions of ourselves, each other, and society as a whole. I won't present my entire thesis on this board right now, but you have to understand the power behind the Labeling Theory, the idea behind the looking-glass self, etc. The media's primary goal to gain high rating by reporting the truth in an entertaining way. I have to go now, but I will be back later to further share my views. I also look forward to you all sharing your knowledge as well.
The link below will take you to a brief survey that I have created and I would appreciate if you all took 2 minutes of time to contribute to my statistical findings.