Week 4: Newspaper

Week 4: Newspaper

Quoted Identities

By Jacqueline Contreras

The efforts that go into including minorities in our media such as women, people of color, or those who identify with different gender identities, should be done in a responsible manner. News outlets that include the gender or the race of witnesses, when it is irrelevant to the story, is not an acceptable way to include these minorities. Bringing attention to a person’s gender or racial background only perpetuates the idea that these characteristics define who they are as a whole person. However, when a story centers around people of certain ethnic groups or those part of the LGBTQ community, it is important bring light to those identities so that their voices may be heard.

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