RACE AND OTHERNESS

Society is fast moving from social discord to social harmony. Governments and human rights movements are striving to bring people together. The efforts by the stakeholders are premised on the fact that a united society is better placed to overcome its challenges than a divided one. Social harmony is more desirable in cosmopolitan settings. Intermarriages, migrations, and work relations have caused people move from their original homelands to new places. It is the desire of every community to integrate its people. Such actions have proved successful except in a few instances. Despite the progresses made in achieving social integration, racism remains a major barrier to attaining overall integration (Young, 2008). At the new settings, immigrants are faced by social challenges including racism. Whereas racism and otherness remain an emotive issue in the contemporary world, the media plays a crucial role in directing the people to behave in a socially responsible manner. Media has a re...