Social Media and Prejudice Enlightened
Week 6 Assignment: Social Media and Prejudice
enlightened in this assignment, we will examine the relationship between social media and prejudice.
Scan social media websites to find three posts that reflect negative stereotypes and/or prejudiced attitudes, or posts that take a social justice perspective on the topic (e.g., the site suggests ways to combat these attitudes and beliefs). *
*Be sure to include links or images of the posts as attachments.
EnlightenedRespond to each of the following questions in 300-350 words. The entire submission should include a total of 3 scholarly references to support your position.
1. What keywords did you use and why did you choose them? How easy or difficult was it to find posts using those keywords? What are your thoughts about why it was easy or difficult to find the information?
2. Was it easy or difficult to determine the beliefs or views of the individual posting? What cues did you use to determine those attitudes and beliefs?
3. Do you think the posters would say the same thing in the same way if they were having a face-to-face discussion on this topic? Does it matter? Why or why not?
4. Some individuals use their name and/or photo and others used a “handle” or a pseudonym with no photo or a photo of something other than themselves. How does this affect the tone or content of the post?
5. What message does the individual’s posting want the reader to come away believing about different social groups? What cues led you to determine the message?
6. What has been your overall experience with this assignment? How has it affected your views of social media?