|Title||When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims|
|Date||14th August 2014|
|Key Ideas (Point Form)||
|Feature of Language|| Euphemisms and Dysphemisms.
Use of Elevated word choice to describe white suspects.
Attitudes towards certain group identities.
|Aspects of the Course this Article Relates to.||Representations of individual and group identities in a range of historical and contemporary texts.
Features of language that contribute to a sense of individual identity and group membership.
Language of Journalist is shaped by social expectations and community attitudes.
|My opinion on the Article’s comments.||America still has a prejudice again African Americans. Racism is still an issue in America and this is seen in the headlines creating in US newspapers. This may be because the audience for these specific newspapers are thought to be white Americans or that the owners of such newspapers are racist themselves and are fine with these judgements. Many may generalise the identity of African Americans as people who are apart of gangs and this may be the reason why journalists have continually brought up how African American victims are associated with drugs, or violence in the past without the exact details to prove it. This may also be used in headlines to protect the perpetrator especially when the guilty are apart of law enforcement.|
|Quotes|| “Ohio shooting suspect, T.J. Lane, described as ‘fine person'” headline of a white male suspect who killed 3 people
“Travyon Martin was suspended 3 times from school” Headline of when Travyon Martin was shot dead.