“Although in turn each non-White group had relationships with and contributed to the social-historic development of Anglo American society, none was initially included in the general reporting of news. Insofar as the gatekeepers of public information — and, by extension, their constituent audience — were concerned, people of color were not an important consideration in the conduct of social affairs” (Wilson, Gutierrez, Chao; Racism, Sexism, and the Media; pg 129).
“Lack of coverage of people of color in mainstream news media had the effect of asserting their lack of status, a powerful social psychological message delivered to Whites and non-whites alike” (pg 130).

-Dotty Liao

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