Racial Equity Resource Guide


Opportunity for Black Men and Boys: Public Opinion, Media Depictions and Media Consumption -- A product of Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda

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Media have a dual impact on perceptions of black men and boys, influencing public perceptions and attitudes toward them as a group and shaping their self-perceptions. While considerable research has been conducted investigating the relationships between black outcomes, media representations and other elements, the research has not been fully integrated into the work of advocates and organizations working on behalf of social change.

This report seeks to combat distorted media images of black men and boys and improve their opportunities by analyzing and publicizing data developed through extensive audits conducted by scholars and researchers over more than a decade. Using data gleaned from a Social Science Literature Review, a Public Opinion Research Review and a study of Media Consumption Trends Among Black Men, The Opportunity Agenda has released a full report, an executive summary and messaging guidance.

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The Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda works to ensure that the United States lives up to its promise as the land of opportunity for every person who lives here.

Tagged with: Organization Alliance, Racial Healing, Media And Communications, Advocacy & Organizing, New York

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Visions, Values and Voice: A Social Justice Communications Toolkit

The toolkit's guidance is based on the belief that the theme of opportunity can provide the basis for a narrative that unites social justice messages and constituencies across a range of social issues.

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