A soul is attracted
to people the way
flowers are attracted
to the sun.
only with those who
want to see you grow.
— || Maza-Dohta
A survey of the literature suggests that media representations of ethnic minorities have been politically motivated by white ideology and it has explored methods that have been proposed as strategies for undermining this cultural dominance.
The struggle for control of representation is a crucial one, as representation does not merely reflect reality ‘as it is’, but forms that reality in the social environment by shaping perceptions and understandings in the audience.
As such it is imperative that research continues to interrogate representation with a critical eye, in order to develop new, radical methods of representation.
However, whilst inequalities prevail in representation, it is important to examine how individuals make sense of, and utilise existing representations in the construction of their identities."