Unit 2: Connections. What effects how we interact with others. Terms You Need. Empathy - the action of understanding, being aware of or being sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another
What effects how we interact with others
Hate Crime is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE committed against a person or property that is based upon the victim's race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other similar factor.
According to the Criminal Code of Canada, there are two types of hate propaganda.
This offence is committed when someone supports or promotes genocide.
Genocide is the intent to destroy in whole or in part, any identifiable group.
Killing members of the group;
Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring out its physical destruction
removes the prerequisite that the victim be engaging in a federally protected activity, like voting or going to school;
gives federal authorities greater ability to engage in hate crimes investigations that local authorities choose not to pursue;
provides $5 million per year in funding to help state agencies pay for investigating and prosecuting hate crimes;
requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track statistics on hate crimes based on gender and gender identity
The Act is the first federal law to extend legal protections to transgender people
Ethics and the media
Public confidence in the media, already low, continues to slip. An American poll found only 36 percent of Americans believe news organizations get the facts straight, compared with 54 percent in mid-1989.
This also includes not correcting inaccuracies when they are found.
There is tendency for the press to play up and dwell on stories that are sensational - murders, car crashes, kidnappings, sex scandals and the like.
3. Poor coverage of IMPORTANT events
While the media is busy covering sensationalist stories, issues that affect our lives and the whole world receive little attention.
Topics such as:
The environment, The government, Foreign Aid, and Education are overlooked to cover things like Miley Cyrus twerking.
What does that say about us?
4. The media’s short attention span
Brookings Institution in the 1970’s began observed what is called “the issue attention cycle” in the media.
The cycle is:
Step 1: the news media and public ignore a serious problem for years;
Step 2: for some reason, they suddenly notice, declare it a crisis and concoct a solution;
Step 3: next they realize the problem will not be easily fixed and will be costly; they grow angry, then bored;
Step 4: finally, they resume ignoring the problem.
Because for profit has a money making so they want to broadcast what makes them the most money.