I just recently got the idea for this topic just to get some thoughts. im not trying to bash americans or anything, just bringing up the question as id like to see your views/thoughts on this.
more recently (last few months) ive gotten into watching american news channels (foxnews, cnn) more often, to see that viewpoint. one thing i consistantly seem to notice especially on foxnews is that it seems someones skin colour or race is brought into EVERYTHING, and there are pretty dumb debates over stuff. entertaining in a sense which must gain viewers but pretty dumb. the race card seems to be pulled out always, and commonly guests and show hosts often refer to a persons race as the reason something the way it is without looking at other things. even it seems things like religion differences are brought up a lot more, i.e seperation of church and state.
really my only comparison is to the media ive seen in canada and really this isnt done. i mean if there is a debate between people of different races, or over an issue involving difference races, it is rarely brought up and the concentration seems to be on the real issue at hand. it seems like they judge the situation/person, not their skin colour or the country they come from. theres definately a lot less issues brought up involving religion and the state and what not.
basically what im coming down too is, from your point of view, what causes this? what differences? different acceptance of differences whether they are race or religion? style of coverage? general american vs. canadian mindset? you know, anything, just looking for some good old TLR style input not meant to be some sort of country vs. country thread, just looking for some input.