Rachna Shah
Aug 24, 2017

How has terrorism and its coverage changed?


Do you agree with this sentiment?



Aug 25, 2017

That's a real half and half. On the one hand, we are sheltered to a lot of global problems despite being a major world power, but I think a lot of the time it's more internal issues than external issues, like how recently that report was released showing hate groups were planting guns and drugs on dead African Americans, something that shocked a lot of "mainstream America" but came as literally no surprise to a lot of people in minority communities, with people having mentioned it going on for decades. It can be like that sometimes for other issues that are international, but we're really insulated so we don't see them that often.

That being said, things have gotten worse for "mainstream America" in that there are more terror attacks such as bombings and mass shootings, and with social media it's easier for terrorist groups to get their messages to Americans. Our treatment is still nowhere near the way it is in some worse off countries, but the fact that we have to "pay more attention" as the seeds of distress our military interventions have sewn have come back to haunt us does ring true to some sense.

Aug 25, 2017

America truly was in a sort of bubble and 9/11 popped that bubble. Many of the countries the U.S. has intervened in have been left damaged and destroyed. 9/11 was America's first taste of internationally sourced distress and damage. This bubble also exists domestically like you mentioned the planting of drugs and guns on dead African-Americans came as no surprise to minority communities. This is what a lot of the divide in the nation consists of.

Jacqui Guerra
Sep 1, 2017

I think there's an interesting demographic left out of this image, that being the younger generation, especially those born within a year of 9/11. Though thankfully most of our generation in the US haven't had to directly feel the effects of terror, with the heightened amount of coverage coming in the wake of the attacks, the war in the Middle East, and continued struggles with nuclear threats, we have not only become accustomed to the violence as some of the older generations have; we were raised on it.

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