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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Americans live in a pluralistic society populated by persons of different ethnic backgrounds, languages, socio-economic levels, and religious beliefs. Within our society other personal characteristics are also evident, e.g., age, sex, physical and mental abilities. Too often value-laden, distorted messages and images are conveyed about those who are not viewed as being members of mainstream America. Prejudice becomes manifest and stereotypic misinformation is used to formulate major decisions affecting the lives of human beings.
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