This mini-theme for the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education calls for written manuscripts and digital submissions addressing the potential for art educators to act against the prevalence of racism in mass media, engage with social media activism and counter-storytelling and provoke media citizenship through public pedagogy. Some probing questions this volume will address include:
Communicative construction of racism in mass media
Racism in mass media has recently become less extensive over the years as more understanding and acceptance of different races is attained by the population. It still exists however, but at least some progress is being made.
Mass Media and Racism - Yale University
If Takei had never done anything but star in TV and movies as the helmsman of the , his legacy would have been cemented forever, thanks to the franchise's rabid fan base. This documentary certainly doesn't ignore this factor, showing Takei at a comic convention meeting his fans and interviewing co-stars like William Shatner (with whom he seems to share a strangely antagonistic relationship), Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols. But he has a long resume in popular entertainment, particularly important due to his position as one of the earliest highly-visible Asian actors, a part of his life that allows the film to explore the concept of racism in mass media, the effect his visibility had on fellow Asian-Americans (including the new Sulu, John Cho) and the compromises Takei had to make to achieve his success.
Racism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An open letter presented to the EU by the European Roma Rights Center and other groups on International Roma Day April 8, 2005 highlighted the crisis: "anti-Gypsyism continues to be rife, is rarely punished and is often used as an acceptable outlet of racism in mass media as well as in every aspect of life," stressing "the persistent reality of extreme poverty and systemic human rights frustration or active abuse in the Roma ghettos which requires urgent concrete action."