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Q: in what ways does the media help foster appreciation for diversity?
A: If anything, I think media first encourages tolerance of diversity (by introducing us to types of people we may not normally encounter) and then we are later led to a greater appreciation of said diversity. [ [ [ Also, by learning about diverse cultures (i.e. their cuisine, land, customs, etc) we may find a common ground or a point which we may find fascinating, leading to our appreciation of
that culture. ]
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User: in what ways does the media help foster appreciation for diversity?

Weegy: If anything, I think media first encourages tolerance of diversity (by introducing us to types of people we may not normally encounter) and then we are later led to a greater appreciation of said diversity. [ [ [ Also, by learning about diverse cultures (i.e. their cuisine, land, customs, etc) we may find a common ground or a point which we may find fascinating, leading to our appreciation of that culture. ]
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User: in what ways does the media perpetuate stereotyping and prejudice?

Weegy: Media stereotypes are inevitable, especially in the advertising, entertainment and news industries, which need as wide an audience as possible to quickly understand information. [ Stereotypes act like codes that give audiences a quick, common understanding of a person or group of people?usually relating to their class, ethnicity or race, gender, sexual orientation, social role or occupation. But stereotypes can be problematic. They can: reduce a wide range of differences in people to simplistic categorizations transform assumptions about particular groups of people into "realities" be used to justify the position of those in power perpetuate social prejudice and inequality More often than not, the groups being stereotyped have little to say about how they are represented. This section comments on common media stereotypes and examines some of the root causes of stereotypical portrayals, including lack of diversity behind the scenes in newsrooms and film studios. The section explores the impact of stereotyping on self-image and the development of attitudes among the young, and it showcases efforts to counter stereotyping with alternative programming. It also outlines diversity guidelines for the broadcasting industry, as well as government policies to promote fair and equitable portrayals in Canadian media. ]
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User: how might individuals and the united States work together to reduce and increase appreciation for diversity/





Weegy: Often, a culturally diverse youth/family coalition is viewed in the negative sense, rather than the positive. [ It is easy to identify the inherent obstacles and barriers associated with differences in religion, class, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, region of origination, educational level or even paid employees versus volunteer staff. The first phase of making the most of diversity is to make a concerted effort to become aware of what dimensions of cultural diversity exist within an organization. Acknowledging there are differences between individuals and groups of people is an important initial phase. When conflicts, ill feelings or stressful situations arise due to the sub-cultures involved, it is because of "differences." The second phase of making the most of diversity is for people to talk about their cultural differences. Two things must be remembered concerning cultural diversity: People should remember it is difficult to address cultural differences without resorting to stereotypes. In the purest form, there is no such thing as a stereotype. No person is exactly like another person and no individual is a clone of another member of a group. As diversity in an organization grows, so does the complexity of communication and the necessity to spend greater effort developing improved communication skills. Awareness and discussion can cause a clearer picture of cultural diversity. Appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity means not just tolerating differences among individuals or groups, but supporting and nurturing them. A variety of ideas, talents, skills and knowledge is a desirable attribute to any youth or family coalition. Providing a supporting and nurturing environment enhances other goals of the coalition by exposing group members to new issues, ideas, information and cultures. Diversity creates opportunities for character development by teaching tolerance and respect for people and by encouraging concern for equity. ]
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