Media and Responsibility

Sit down with your children, Mr and Ms Merica, and share the following article/video with them. It is your responsibility, as a parent, to instill in your children the respect for others and their cultures, not the education system.

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

I’m grateful to everyone who shared their perspectives on my last post. I’m also grateful to the author on Race Reflections who inspired me to revisit a question – “Whose truths matters to media?”

Obviously, images and the stories that are told are filtered through the eyes and values of reporters. Some raise awareness and others defend unquestioned privilege and perpetuate the status quo. Those differences affected my life profoundly a long time ago. They changed my understanding of responsibility and forced me to change how I lived my life.

I ask you to watch the following video carefully and try to imagine how you would respond. There are three short news clips, each representing a different view. Which one is true? I suspect they all are all true through the eyes of the reporters. Which ones encourage inclusion and respect for others? And which ones…

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“All the World’s a Stage … And all the World is Staged”

Image: http://www.activistpost.com “I rebel; therefore we exist.” - Albert Camus Listen up all you Pavlovian Totos out there, this really isn't "Kansas", since "Kansas" doesn't exist, nor has it ever existed. And that Wizard behind the curtain is anything but a benevolent, confused old man. The Wizard behind that curtain is an inbred Zionist/royal psychopath. … Continue reading “All the World’s a Stage … And all the World is Staged”

“20 Super Wealthy Individuals Have More Money Than The Poorest 152 Million Americans Combined”

Image: http://www.activistpost.com "Mama may have, And papa may have, But god bless the child that can stand up and say, I got my own." (God Bless the Child: Billie Holiday) Read the following article, and then see if you still believe corporate capitalism is ordained by your absentee-landlord god: 20 Super Wealthy Individuals Have More … Continue reading “20 Super Wealthy Individuals Have More Money Than The Poorest 152 Million Americans Combined”