Updated: May 17
The media has been known to portray African Americans in a negative light. Researchers have found that African Americans in media were more likely to be portrayed as lazy, inarticulate, provocative, and less professional. The media tends to portray African Americans as intellectually subordinate to Caucasians through various forms of racial stereotypes.
From the inception of motion pictures and television, African Americans have often been depicted in unflattering ways; this includes portraying African Americans as being deviant, violent, dim-witted, or as comic relief for the film.