I have to get opinions on this topic. My theory on the media and children might be a little abnormal. I think that everything from the diagnosing of Attention deficient disorder, (ADD) to the distorted tunnel visions of hoop dreams and rap superstardom are based on the "illusional brainwashing" of our youth. The average black child watches between 20 and 35 hours of television per week! And we wonder why they are not focused in the classroom, and are out of touch with reality. (Well at least I wonder.) Does anyone has any interesting facts on how the brain reacts to ultra violet and flourescent lights? As we all know, companies use bright lights and mind stimulating images to sell products. The media also overloads our world with images of what they feel success should look like. Apparently (If you are black) you are only successful if you have diamonds in your mouth, chain and ears, and if you have the biggest rims that money can buy. These are the images that our black children are exposed to probably 80-90% of the time. I also think that television has "some" part in the way our youth act toward elders. Violent music and programs do not help them understand that they are to show froms of respect. Do these images of agressive black folks make the think, "this is the way I should act?"