By the time the rest of the family showed up I’d finished a Pulitzer Prize winner and was well into another. I had forgotten how all encompassing a great book can be and was delighted to find myself immersed in the literary world again. By the end of my vacation, I was cured.
But passing an expensive infrastructure package could be a challenge. Congress has struggled in recent years to find long term funding to repair the nation’s roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Will 2018 be any different? We spoke with several experts about the country’s infrastructure issues, funding options, and whether they think a bill will actually pass this year..
His acceptance as member of the Boer Society led to his career in services to the people. He sacrificed a career which earned him a good living and gave rim security for the ideal of serving his fellow citizens. By 1906, the Afrikaners in Pietermaritzburg started to leave their church lager and founded a Boer Society and later on a Debating Society.
According to a study Hunt conducted, “TV shows that roughly reflect the diversity of American society, that is, between 30 and 40 percent diverse on the screen, on average, had the highest ratings.” This study is apparently starting to open eyes in entertainment boardrooms Hunt says that a number of major studios and networks have signed on as financial sponsors.But Hunt is well aware that the entertainment industry’s primary concern lies in its profit margins. According to a study Hunt conducted, “TV shows that roughly reflect the diversity of American society, that is, between 30 and 40 percent diverse on the screen, on average, had the highest ratings.” And Hollywood decision makers are taking notice.Diversity on screen is not enough, though, Hunt says.On the one hand, there’s the question of employment.But, more importantly, as a sociologist, I’m interested in the impact on society. So, when we talk about representations, meaning the images that circulate, if you don’t have diversity in the media, it’s not likely that you’re going to generate and circulate the types of images that are healthy in a diverse democratic society.The more we see images that reproduce this notion that white men are in charge, the more we start to normalize that idea, and it becomes hard for people of color, particularly youth, to think about the possibilities that are there before them, to aspire to certain types of careers if they tonight see those role models reflected in the media.At the same time, we also know that people learn a lot about what they think they know about other people from what they see in the media.