It is the media that makes it a race issue! Are people racist in the U.S.? Yes, because imo they believe what the media reports.
Pants hanging down to knees
As for unique, we find more unique meaning "more nearly unique", but the adjective has acquired the sense, "exceptional, unusual", which quite readily accepts degree modification.
The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, page 532
That's like being a "little" pregnant.
trying2learn wrote:I never claimed the newspaper or tv was the cause of racism! All I wrote was how I learned about it so please don't assume I am blaming anyone or anything.
no, you wrote this
trying2learn wrote:It is the media that makes it a race issue! Are people racist in the U.S.? Yes, because imo they believe what the media reports.
how did you become they, multiple personalities?
I believe your experience is somewhat unique, trying. As Setanta has already said, most people do learn their prejudices,including racism and other types of xenophobia, at their elders' knees. It is a culturally-generated manifestation of gross ignorance. We, somehow, all tend to distrust and dislike people who are somehow "different from us" -- different religion, different language, different skin tone. Our parents and elders somehow let us know that this is "unacceptable," that we are the superior people. As that song from South Pacific says, "You've got to be carefully taught."
The media --television, newspapers, etc, -- merely report what is going on in the world. It doesn't cause what's going on. You say you learned about racism and other forms of prejudice from the media. As I said, if so your experience is probably somewhat unique.
Excuse me? Why would you write such a thing?
I think you either need to reread what you wrote, or explain what you meant.