Don't Believe the Hype by Farai Chideya
Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans

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For those wishing to fight ignorance with intelligence and racism with facts, information from government sources and published studies point out discrepancies in assumed beliefs--such as that blacks are the main welfare recipients and drug users--and major fallacies.
 

About Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya is an ABC News correspondent who covers a range of issues from youth to race to politics and the author of the highly acclaimed book "Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation about African Americans." She is a contributor to "Time" and to "Vibe, " which covers urban issues and culture. Chideya has been a writer at MTV News, a CNN political analyst, and a reporter for "Newsweek." She lives in New York City.
 
Published February 1, 1995 by Plume. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Chideya starts with a solid premise: that because whites and blacks in America still live largely segregated lives, white America's picture of African-American life is acquired disproportionately through the media.

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The stated purpose of Chideya's book is to ``give readers a chance to question the depictions of race that have become standard in newspapers and on the nightly news, a map through the modern realitie

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The stated purpose of Chideya's book is to ``give readers a chance to question the depictions of race that have become standard in newspapers and on the nightly news, a map through the modern realities and misconceptions about race.'' She succeeds in 18 chapters, each of which discusses an issue,...

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