Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Social Media's role in challenging stereotypes

Social media has a great impact on the way we think, so it then must also challenge stereotypes. By having a large group of people all having their input heard, people could challenge stereotypes by being able to talk to people with the same ideals. One example is in the article we read early in the semester on that group that challenged a cowboys and Indians party. These people found out about this through social media, and showed these people how offending it was, even though the people holding it thought it was alright. This shows that social media's role is that of a tool to keep us well connected, and it allows us to be able to challenge stereotypes because all groups of people and their opinions are present. Because of this generalizations and stereotypes are not as common, because of ignorance to certain groups of people and their way of life.

1 comment:

  1. It seems as though you have found a powerful reason to support social media. I agree that social media can be a powerful way to educate people about their ideas and actions and as a way for us to challenge our ideas and future actions.