Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class

Class Dismissed examines the representation of working class people and minorities in television. Produced by Media Education Foundation, narrated by Ed Asner and based on a book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed, provides new insight into the form of media constantly at work on our subconscious minds. According to a Nielsen survey, the average American watches over 4 hours of TV per day. Calculate that into 28 hours a week, or approximately two months of nonstop television watching per year. These facts stress the importance of understanding the world view the television provides us.

Class Dismissed explores the portrayals of race, gender, and sexuality in regards to class. In addition, the video stresses what effect negative portrayals can have on society.

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