The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Based on this definition alone, can you imagine how fucked up Black people living in America really are? The media contributes greatly to this state of poor health affairs directly and indirectly. However, it all starts with the mind.
In The Mis-Education of the Negro, Dr. Carter G. Woodson said that when you control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about what he’s going to do. The media has Black people’s minds on lockdown. I’d like to think of them as the modern day Willie Lynch.
Robert Entman and Andrew Rojecki expounded more about the media’s roles in affecting race relations in America in The Black Image in the White Mind. They actually quoted statistics. After reading this book, you will know why the media is not good for the mental of Black people.
I’m not going to go into great detail right now about how the media affects our mental well-being, but just know that the mental state of Black people in America is very fucked up right about now. And, this topic will NOT be seen on TV.