Bias - A particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned.
Cultural Appropriation - Concept in sociology, dealing with the adoption of the elements of one culture by members of another culture.
Discrimination - Treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which that person belongs rather than on individual merit.
Implicit bias - Unconscious biases about people that are contingent on how they talk and look.
Prejudice - An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
Sexism - Attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles.
Stereotype(s) - An often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic.
The Media Portrayals of Minorities Project was launched in 2012 at Middlebury College. We use digital sources to better understand depictions of minorities in the media. Our goal is to track and explain how and why media representations of groups shift over time, vary across place, or compare to one another. We use a mix of computer-assisted and human coding techniques that allow us to analyze large quantities of media data. Our approach provides a new way of understanding how the media establish, reproduce, and influence the portrayals of minority groups in media.