Images of HIV and AIDS Victims in American Media
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a. Ask students what they think of with the phrase "Aids in Africa"?
i. The objective of this is to see what students preconceptions are
b. Then ask students where they get these images of "Aids in Africa
i. It is likely students will say TV news or newspapers
ii. Ask students if they think newspapers may have a bias
1. Activity: If a newspaper is available ask students to find all the articles about Africa in it and see if they can find some connection between these articles, if there are any
2. The objective is for students to realize American newspapers may show Africa in a negative light and sensationalize HIV/AIDS on the continent
3. Example Op-Ed piece on the topic: "Africa--Not as Dark as its Painted"
c. Discuss with students the importance of looking at newspapers with an open mind

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