Minority Women in Television
There is existing research regarding minority and female representations in current media. Our poster aims to intersect these ideas, looking specifically at how women from minority groups are underrepresented overall. As well as, when they are represented are often portrayed in stereotypical ways. We will conduct a literature review of studies within this scope and then connect that research to existing communication theories. The aim of this project is to discuss the application of how media portrayal of these groups have real world impact on how society views women of color. This in turn has negative effects on how these women view themselves and how they limit their ability to functions outside the stereotypes presented to them. This project will examine television shows and look at how women of color are underrepresented or misportrayed in media. This project aims to heighten awareness regarding misrepresentations of colored women in the media and how that can impact these women in their daily lives. The hope is that women of color and other members of society are able to recognize these discrepancies in media and work to increase their media literacy about stereotyping.