More and more young people are trying to conform to the idealized image of beauty and health they see in media everyday, but psychologists say that image is a distorted one, and young people may face serious health issues trying to achieve their "dream look".
On Point talks with Dr. Veronica Stotts, coordinator for the Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating at CSUN, and Dr. Ramani Durvasula, psychology professor at CSULA, about the issue of body image, and what healthy people should see and feel when they look into the mirror.
Media critic Eric Deggans' new book "Race Baiter: How the Media Wield Dangerous Words to Divide A Nation" argues that modern news media rely on society's stereotypes of blacks to attract their audience. As Deggans puts it, "hate sells." On Point talks to Deggans about his book, and gets reaction to the issues he raises from Sociology and Asian American Studies professor, Dr. Teresa Williams-Leon, and civil rights expert Joe Hicks.
Contact sports like hockey, soccer and football are increasingly under scrutiny as more information comes out about the potential danger of injuries. President Obama said in January that if he had a son, he would "have to think long and hard" about letting him play football, because of the risks now associated with the game. On Point tackles the issue of violence in sports, and the risks of winning.