Don’t you think that the best way to learn about a specific ethnic group is to ask those people about their background? Although media informs us about the Hispanic culture, it does not more than my Hispanic co-officer who is annoyed to hear people qualifying Hispanic's as drunk party lovers. Similarly, media is neither more informative than my other co-officer who was so glad that the 2010 World Cup took place in Africa because, it was an opportunity to show the world that Africa is not entirely impoverished, at war and in famine but, there is also joy and, the people there do not live a savage life . I, myself was also shocked to hear my ex-boss ignorantly asking my African co-worker how she got the money to come to America because he believes that Africa is so poor that the people cannot afford to travel to this great continent. I have to say I felt pity for his ignorance. Only if he had taken the time to ask her about her country and continent, he would have had a better idea and understanding of where she comes from instead of completely relying on what he had learnt through media about African cultures and countries.
I thought this video was very related to this issue of misconception and misrepresentation of people and their culture although she focused on her own experience and it is not really tied to media.