Entry 3_DoThiHongHanh

30 Oct

Entry 3: Identifying Bias

Item 1:

Source: http://www.coloribus.com/adsarchive/prints/race-equality-message-prejudice-7073455/

–          PREJUDICE

–          Analysis: in the picture, there are two kids with different skin colors; one is black, and the other is white. It is said that “one of these children still faces hunger, poverty and disease”, referring to the black child of the black community while many countries in Africa are actually rich like Gabon, Libya…Therefore, this is a kind of racial prejudice because black people are supposed to suffer hunger, poverty and diseases.

Item 2:

Source: http://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/The%20intolerable%20intolerance_37281

–          SCAPEGOATING

–          Analysis: in the cartoon, a native mechanical worker angrily blames an immigrant who is a sanitation worker for his job loss, which is unreasonable as they do different work. In a larger situation, the immigrants are blamed for the U.S. unemployment among less-educated workers. Facts have shown that the immigrants do the jobs Americans can’t or won’t do and make an important contribution to the economy, they are scapegoated because the U.S. unemployment is not their fault.

Item 3:

Source: http://zainad.blogspot.com/2010/11/discrimination-sucks-big-time.html

–          DISCRIMINATION

–          Analysis: the picture shows that a yellow duck is left alone by other black ones because it does not have the same feather color. It looks sad and hopeless, but the others still ignore. This is racial discrimination because the yellow one which belongs to a different group is treated in a less favorable way.

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2 Responses to “Entry 3_DoThiHongHanh”

  1. nguyenlelinh November 1, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    item 3: race discrimination
    That Yellow duck doesn’t look hopeless, dear! He’s the boss and the black ones are probably slaves!

  2. phungvuchaulong November 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    item 1 and 2 are very persuasive. however in item 3 i share the same opinion with Linh. it doesn’t relate to racial discrimination. it is still discrimination, but between classes, i think.

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