Popular culture has a significant effect on discrimination. Pop Culture – explains how inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality and global power are played out in the following forms: Television, film, music, digital media, advertising, sports, magazines, toys, fashion, comics, and other mass media. These modes of pop culture form social values and political views.
Rodriguez, Sammy. Personal Interview. 19 Feb 2019.
I asked a Hispanic business owner in my community if pop culture has ever made him feel discriminated against. I asked him if our President’s comments or the controversies about Mexicans, immigrants, and the border situation on the news have affected him.
His responses show a definite correlation between pop culture and racism.
Taylor, D. (2019, Feb 07). Artists tackle social ills in the new exhibit ‘see something, say something. TCA Regional News Retrieved from http://login.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/docview/2176763512?accountid=4485
Artists take the slogan ‘See Something, Say Something’ from the Homeland Security posters to make an exbibit to address topics that people see as threats to society, including racism, sexism, violence, environment, and climate change.
Artists added a little humor to the exhibit to keep it enjoyable, but their purpose is to create action and social change.
Drews, Marie. “A Bibliography of Work on Racial Narratives for Children.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A WWWeb Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, June 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hft&AN=509921142&site=ehost-live
The following bibliography provides an overview of sources on racial narratives for children, including those found in literature, television, and re toys.
The emphasis in this list of works is on children’s literature primarily because scholarship about this medium is most abundant. Works listed include discussions of contemporary children’s literature, picture books, juvenile literature, and some young adult texts; while some books and articles offer pedagogical strategies, most provide critical inquiry into the ways that racial difference is portrayed in texts for children. Similarly, while some materials offer readings of historical children’s literature, most consider how race and multiculturalism are approached in children’s literature published in the last twenty years.