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Media representations are often entrenched and predefined ways of portraying Others. At times, representations may leave out whole populations simply by ignoring them or their viewpoints" - Fursich

There are many solutions and ways to go about ensuring that proper representation occurs in media, for instance, counter-stereotyping, contextualization, and confronting the work of others. 


Counter-stereotyping of media content is important in fighting off the othering and stereotyping of Latinx culture and experiences in mass media. Counter-stereotyping is taking previously stereotyped minorities and creating media content that presents this minority in a positive light (Fursich). Counter-stereotyping allows space for learning and educating on the misrepresentation while also ensuring the group is placed in a proper light. Contextualization is also another solution that may enable films and media to focus on the underlying global economic inequalities that generate migration instead of focusing on the personalized stories so much that narrows the scope of the product even though it does illuminate the personal struggles.  Additionally, another way to properly confront the forming of negative media representation is by ensuring that media workers look to other artistic productions for new ideas. In terms of solutions, I think a person's mindset about how media can impact views on representation is also of utmost importance. As Fursich stated, in lieu of Magder, national efforts have too often been based on a very limited idea of diversity as a conglomerate of static and essentialized cultural groups. In the best case, any regulatory efforts to ensure cultural diversity - whether across or within national borders - have to position the media not as preservers of cultural diversity, by freezing cultural groups in time, but as enablers of cultural diversity and free, creative expression in the future.

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