According to an October 1999 article in the Yale Political Quarterly by Stephen Balkaran, titled “Mass Media and Racism,” mass media have played and will continue to play a crucial role in the way white Americans perceive African-Americans. He asserts the overwhelming media focus on crime, drug use, gang violence and other forms of antisocial behavior among African-Americans has fostered a distorted and pernicious public perception of African-Americans. This focus has led to African-Americans being denied equal access to employment, and essentially forced to remain second-class citizens.
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