Search Results for: Robin Templeton

Mar
01
2011

Time to 'Drop and Leave' Loaded Language

From ‘illegals’ to ‘anchor babies,’ media warp immigration debate

Steve King--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Gage Skidmore

On the first day of the new Congress, Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa) introduced legislation to end the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship—or, as he termed it, “closing the ‘anchor baby’ loophole.” King claimed on CNN (1/7/11) that “as many as a million” of these “anchor babies” would flood the country in 2011. At the same time, five states are pursuing their own legislation to deny birth certificates to children born to unauthorized immigrants. A few months earlier (7/28/10), Sen. Lindsay Graham (R.-S.C.) announced on Fox News his intention to sponsor similar legislation in the Senate. “People come here to […]

Jan
01
1998

Superscapegoating

Teen 'superpredators' hype set stage for draconian legislation

Criminalization of youth of color by the media is not a new problem. But lurid press reports of teen "superpredators" have recently spawned federal legislation that may soon extinguish the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. Proposed laws have passed the House and are now pending in the Senate that would try 13- and 14-year-olds as adults and route people as young as 13 into adult prisons. Princeton professor John DiIulio invented the myth of the "juvenile superpredator" in the early 1990s, forecasting that 270,000 of these menaces to society will be out on the streets by 2010 (City […]

Mar
01
1994

Extra! March/April 1994

Articles in the print edition What's Behind the Twentysomething "Movement"? By Miles Seligman & Aimee Strasko Girls in Gangs "Violent Equality" or media Hype? By Meda Chesney-Lind The "Crisis" of Teen Pregnancy Girls Pay the Price for Media Distortion By Janine Jackson Covering Gay Youth From Invisibility to Trendiness to Respect By Matt Marco Who's Failing Whom? Media Coverage of Public Education By Robin Templeton Selling "Power" to the Powerless How Cigarette Ads Target Youth By Mark Crispin Miller We Cannot Wait The Importance of Youth-Produced Media By Samir B. Vural Turning the Camera Around Young People Make Movies By […]