Popular Culture Influencing Perceptions Instructions:

Please complete the following steps for your discussion post.

After you have completed the Unit 4 material and have considered the ways that religion, gender, race, sexuality, and morality are portrayed in popular culture, consider the following questions:

  • How can popular culture influence society’s perceptions of religion, race, gender, sexuality, and morality?  Share specific examples from pop culture to support your argument.
  • What is popular culture’s role in emphasizing or minimizing stereotypes?  Does pop culture reinforce popular stereotypes or break them down?  Share examples to support your position.
  • Share a unique example from pop culture of a counter-dominant portrayal of gender, race, or religion (one that has not already been shared by a classmate).

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.