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Crime - 'The media portrays ethnic minorities in negative ways', Discuss.

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NAME: FATIMA ADHARA SCHOOL: BRAMPTON MANOR SCHOOL CANDIDATE NUMBER: 5001 AIM 1. I aim to find out whether the media does actually portray ethnic minorities in a negative way and if so how. 2. I aim to investigate what reasons arise when ethnic minorities are portrayed in a negative way. 3. I will use primary research to find out other peoples opinions and to see if people do agree with my hypothesis. 4. I will use secondary research to define key concepts and to support my primary research. 5. I will prove my hypothesis. INTRODUCTION I wish to research this particular topic 'The media portrays ethnic minorities in a negative way' because of personal experiences that I have had which relates back to the topic. I am a young Asian teenager and I have faced many problems when I'm on the streets with friends, i.e. I crossed the road when I saw a group of young black youths because I had seen and herd about crimes which been committed by young black youths on the news and when I did they crossed over and attacked me and my sister by throwing food at us, I only crossed the road because of what I had herd and by them attacking me and my sister it had been proven to me that whatever is written/shown in the media its based on true facts and because of ethnic minorities and their behaviour the media does show them in a negative way and they are responsible for it, and this is a reason why I want to prove that although the media does portray ethnic minorities in a negative way ethnic minorities are responsible for it because they behave in such a way that the media decides to portray ethnic minorities in a negative way. Also further more I want to find out whether the public does agree with me, which would help to prove my hypothesis. ...read more.

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Have you been a victim of a crime? I decided to ask this question because I wanted to know how many people actually had been a victim of a crime, and I wanted to find out which ethnicity was the person who committed the crime, according to my findings I found that 60% people said yes they had been a victim of a crime and 40% people said no they hadn't. If yes; what ethnicity was the person who committed the crime? I asked this question because in the previous question I asked if they had been a victim of a crime, and if they had they were to answer this question, and I wanted to know that what ethnicity committed the crime so I would have an idea of which ethnicity is more likely to commit crimes, and from the results I got back black people are more likely as the results I got back show. This would help me because I would know which ethnicity is more likely to commit crimes and are they the reason why the media decides to portray ethnic minorities in a negative way. Do you think the public takes ethnic minorities to be criminals who will hurt others around them (Please state your reason why)? Reason Why; Everyone who filled in my questionnaire agreed that the public does take ethnic minorities to be criminals who will hurt them and the reasons for this are; the stereotypes that have been around, a lot of the ethnic minorities are the ones who commit the most crimes, also because of the way ethnic minorities behave in public i.e. their dress sense, walking and talking style, also because of the younger generation too this makes people around them feel afraid, it's also the fear of the unknown, and because they are from different cultures people don't know what they are like, and its also because of previous crimes which make other people think other ethnic minorities are the same. ...read more.

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Also for my secondary research I would try to leave myself spare time so I could find better results for my secondary research. I managed to meet most of my aims; the 1st one "I aim to find out weather the media does actually does portray ethnic minorities in a negative way" I managed to meet this aim because this was my hypothesis and I actually did prove my hypothesis. 2nd aim was "I aim to investigate what reasons arise when ethnic minorities are portrayed in a negative way" I also met this aim because the reason which arise when ethnic minorities are portrayed in a negative way are that ethnic minorities are uneducated, they turn to crime because they have no money etc. 3rd aim was "I will use primary research to find out other peoples opinions and if people do agree with what I aim to find out" I also met this aim because thanks to my secondary research I got hope that my hypothesis can be proven, because of the results I got back. 4th aim was "I will use secondary research to help make my points stronger with strong proof to backup my points" I didn't completely meet this aim although I did find some proof to backup my points but I believe I could have done more if I had time. 5th aim was "I will try my best to prove my hypothesis" I did try my best I done all I could to prove my hypothesis and I did prove my hypothesis. Overall I believe I have managed to meet all my aims and complete them too. Image 1 http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/Sn4ke22/grand_theft_auto_iv_video_game_imag.jpg Image 2 http://www.enterthebabylonsystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/cj-two-tecs.jpg Image 3 http://www.simpsonstrivia.com.ar/simpsons-photos/wallpapers/lou-simpsons-cop-wallpaper.jpg Image 4 http://www.linleyandkidsgroverufc.co.uk/150px-Snake_The_Simpsons.png Image 5 http://msp33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/xeasywayoutoix/The_Simpsons-Fat_Tony.png (All images were found by searching on google.co.uk, but I actually watched something and then used images to show my findings) News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7735828.stm (News found on the BBC website searching for different types of crime cases) ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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