Sunday, February 20, 2011
Who's tellin the truth?
Propaganda can also be applied locally especially with race. In the United States, racial propaganda was used to unfavorably cast light on African-Americans following their Emancipation. However, it was also used by America during World War II to isolate Japanese citizens because of the country's involvement against the Allies and it was also used against Native Americans to suppress sympathy for their plights. The America of yesterday wrongfully published stereotypical material to aid in its complete control and "safety" of white citizens. With all of the acts committed following the distribution, it is evident that the messages in the propaganda took hold and the pain these races endured stemmed from the brain-washed ignorance of those unethical people. Ironically, lies can resonate louder than the truth can in places where the truth is fostered like America.