10

OverviewTranscribeVersionsHelp

Here you can see all page revisions and compare the changes have been made in each revision. Left column shows the page title and transcription in the selected revision, right column shows what have been changed. Unchanged text is highlighted in white, deleted text is highlighted in red, and inserted text is highlighted in green color.

2 revisions
reganellis at Apr 21, 2020 02:30 AM

10

ENVIRONMENT, WHO WE ELECT TO PUBLIC OFFICE, AND WHAT WE EAT.

SURVEYS TELL US THAT ALMOST EVERY HOME IN THE UNITED
STATES HAS AT LEAST ONE TELEVISION OR RADIO SET, WHICH WHEN
COMBINED, ACCOUNT FOR THE BULK OF TEH AVERAGE AMERICAN'S LEISURE
TIME.

CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN TO THOSE FEW BRAVE SOULS WHO TROOPED
INTO MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA AND GEORGIA IN THE '60S TO TELL A
HORRIFIED NATION WHAT THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVED HERE HAD KNOWN ALL
ALONG--THAT LIFE FOR SOME BLACK AMERICANS WAS A CONSTANT HELL.

BUT BY AND LARGE, THROUGHOUT THE BLACK STRUGGLE, THE
MEDIA'S ROLE IS BEST DESCRIBED BY THE 1968 NATIONAL ADVISORY CON-
MISSION ON CIVIL DISORDERS. THEY SAID:

"NEWS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE FAILED TO COMMUNICATE TO
BOTH THEIR BLACK AND WHITE AUDIENCES A SENSE OF THE
PROBLEMS AMERICA FACES AND THE SOURCE OF POTENTIAL
SOLUTIONS. THE MEDIA REPORT AND WRITE FROM THE STAND-
POINT OF THE WHITE MAN'S WORLD. THE ILLS OF THE
GHETTO, THE DIFFICULTIES OF LIFE THERE, THE NEGRO'S
BURNING SENSE OF GRIEVANCE ARE SELDOM CONVEYED.
SLIGHTS AND INDIGNITIES ARE PART OF THE NEGRO'S
DAILY LIFE, AND MANY OF THEM COME FROM WHAT HE NOW
CALLS THE 'WHITE PRESS'--A PRESS THAT REPEATEDLY,
IF UNCONSCIOUSLY, REFLECTS THE BIASES, THE
PATERNALISM, THE INDIFFERENCE OF WHITE AMERICA.

10