Please review the questions in the link, only need short answer.
2. Read this paragraph and answer the 4 questions below it, does not have to be long.
Racism in Media
You are on the town council for a small township. A local television station posted a photo of a young boy dressed in KKK regalia—floor-length white robe with a white hood—for Halloween trick or treating on its Facebook page. In an interview the boy’s mother said that the costume was a family tradition—her brother had worn the costume when he was a young boy. Some Facebook users thought it was racism; one wrote that it is possible the boy thought it was a ghost costume. Later the boy’s mother defended the costume: “It’s supposed to be white with white, black with black, man with woman and all of that. That’s what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s.” The story immediately went viral and was picked up by media across the United States. Most media reports included the mother’s statement without the last phrase about donations to St. Jude’s.
At a town council meeting, citizens demand the town council take a position against racism. Among those who speak are several who argue for free speech. One individual, who identifies himself as an Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, says that today the KKK is unfairly ostracized.
- You have studied the literature on communication and racism. What position would you take?
- How would you explain your position
- Reflecting on what you know about nonverbal symbols, should the European Union totally ban the use of the swastika symbol? (No right answer)
- With increasing International travel and media, will nonverbal misinterpretations disappear or become more critical? (No right answer)