1.) Merskin’s article highlights the misrepresentation of American Indians/Native Americans in advertising brands. Do you think this stereotyping contributes to the oppression of American Indians in the US? Explain why or why not?
2.) In Alsultany’s discussion of the portrayal of Arab Americans on television after 9/11, how does this discussion influence your understanding of the ways the media can shape people’s perceptions of others? Give two examples of how the media/news outlets impact Americans’ views of Arab Americans or Muslim Americans that are contrary to actual facts regarding these groups.