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Please review the attached article and answer the following questions:

1) Did the article, television show, or motion picture attempt to address the diversity represented in the American landscape?

2) To what extent do the media rely on stereotypes when depicting a certain group?

3) Assess whether or not you believe the selected article, television show, or motion picture fostered a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism. Justify your answer.

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Sociology, All Topics
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Hi,
Let's review the article (attached below response for easy referencing), and then look more specifically at the questions, which you can draw on for your final 800-word paper.
Please review the attached article and answer the following questions:

1) Did the article, television show, or motion picture attempt to address the diversity represented in the American landscape?
I am wondering if you have read the article yet, and what you thought about in terms of this questions. Do you think the article attempted to address the diversity represented in the American landscape? See http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html for demographics of the United States by state.
However, it seems that the overall purpose of this article clearly addresses or attempts to address the diversity represented in the American landscape. Specifically, the article Digital divide still separates students looks at the issue of diversity represented in the American landscape in terms of the percentage of usage of the Internet across various populations (black, white, Hispanic). For example, one study found that less than half of Hispanic and black students use the Internet. However, many more white children (67%) use the Internet than do Asian-American children (58%), Black students (47%), American Indian students (47%) and Hispanic (44%). It is thus a clear attempt to address the diversity in America.. Nearly half of all American children are using the Internet, which is quite impressive. However, the differences in the percentages points to the diversity that divides the American landscape and that going online is hardly a way of life for everyone, at least at not the same degree of usage (from attached file).
The new data come from the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the Education Department, based on a national survey of households in 2003, support the above findings. When compared to home use, the following results suggested that those that used the school computer did not use the Internet as much at home. Again, more white students (54%)use the Internet at home, compared with Hispanic children (26%), black children (27%) (from attached article).
Several conclusions were drawn through the article that also point to the attempt to address the diversity represented in the American landscape:
• Limited access at home can erode a student's ability to research assignments, explore college scholarships or just get comfortable going online.
• "This creates incredible barriers for minorities," said Mark Lloyd, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an analyst on how communications influence civil rights. Not using the Internet "narrows their ability to even think about the kind of work they can be doing," Lloyd said. "It doesn't prepare them for a world in which they're going to be expected to know how to do these things."
• Within those numbers, the digital divide between groups is a national concern.
• Studies have shown that access and ability to use the Internet help improve people's learning, job prospects and daily living.
• The racial divide in computer usage is tied to broader problems, including poverty in black and Latino ...

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By responding to the questions, this solution reviews the article "Digital divide still separates students. Study: Less than half of Hispanic and black students use the Internet."

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