Reports | National Collaborative for Health Equity | 2015

Report on Media Perceptions and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

Recent unrest in several communities of color around the country has resulted in a plethora of news media reporting, particularly regarding boys and men of color. But much of this reporting, according to a new poll of U.S. adults who work with children, is racially biased, reinforcing negative narratives about this population.
The poll, conducted by the University of Michigan National Voices Project in collaboration with the National Collaborative for Health Equity in Washington, D.C., asked over 2,000 adults across the U.S. who work and/or volunteer on behalf of children and young adults for their perspectives about media portrayals of boys and young men from different racial/ethnic backgrounds.