Originally posted 2008-05-21 05:31:19 -- Lockwood's essay is part of Aaron Barlow's Race and New Media project. Lockwood's observation: "It is the media’s responsibility to stop broadcasting this election as if one specific race or gender matters the most, it’s almost as if they are encouraging women and minorities to not vote." -- is particularily intriguing today as the DNC Rules Committee decides what to do about Michigan and Florida.-- bumped, cho
Does Your Vote Count?
As we all know we are well into the 2008 presidential election process, and out of the three remaining candidates one happens to be an African American man and the other a woman; what makes this so news worthy is that both of these two candidates actually have a good chance at becoming the next president. The media has focused this election more on race and gender and has gone as far as asking people if they were going to vote based on the candidates race or gender, never mind the political views and policies, we can worry about that once one is selected to represent the political party. Thanks to the media, the American people are aware of the situation involving the former reverend of Senator Barack Obama, and no matter how old the news and subject matter may be, that topic is still brought up. It seems that the media implies that only a certain group in America decide the election.