Systemic racism against African Americans and how they are portrayed negatively in the media

Note: 3 sources have been included, so 3 more are needed
– 3rd source is linked as a PDF

For this assignment, you will need to find at least six reputable sources about your approved topic and create a critical annotated bibliography. Your sources should include at least one of each of the following:
A 5+-page article from a scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal
An online resource (NOT Wikipedia or similar sites)
An article from a newspaper or popular magazine
Your annotated bibliography should be about 3 full pages (approx. 775 words). Each critical annotation should:
Be written in literary present tense (“is” instead of “was”)
Avoid using first person (“I”)
Be at least six sentences long
Summarize the content of the source — its angle or argument
Contain information about the author of the source and his or her credentials, if applicable
Specify the genre or type of writing of the source — newspaper article, scholarly journal article, and so on
Evaluate the source’s quality and/or credibility
A description of what the source contains or covers, possibly including how it is organized
A description of the audience the author was addressing
A description of the bias or agenda of the source
An evaluation of the timeliness and quality of the source, possibly comparing it to other sources
A mention of any special features contained in the source, such as illustrations, indexes, and bibliographies
Comments about the author’s voice or style of writing and how it contributes to the quality and overall purpose of the source
Annotations should focus on what the sources say, not what they talk about. For example, instead of writing that an article “talks about” the negative effects of decriminalizing drugs, write what the article actually says about those negative effects; give examples and sum up main points. If you do this, your readers will have a better understanding of why the source is valuable, and your annotated bibliography will be a much better tool for you in the future.
The proper use of MLA format will be vital to succeeding with this assignment. Each source should be listed alphabetically in accordance with MLA format. Make sure to use in-text citations in your annotations when necessary, especially when using sources with page numbers.

Other considerations:
Your annotated bibliography should have an original, interesting title; “Annotated Bibliography” simply won’t do.
It should be double-spaced and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins on all sides, and it should not have a justified right margin.
Please be sure to submit your essay as a .docx file.
Your citations should be formatted with a hanging indent with annotations beginning on a new line after each. See the sample annotated bibliography linked below to get an idea of how your entries should be formatted.
No separate works cited page is needed.
Keep direct quotations to a minimum — aim for ten words or less per quotation. The idea here is for you to interpret the authors’ ideas and put them in your own words as much as possible.
Don’t forget to use signal phrases and parenthetical citations frequently when using information from your sources. It may seem unnecessary in an annotated bibliography, but the goal is to get you in the habit of doing it so you’re less likely to make mistakes in future essays.
If the credibility of any of your sources might be questionable to readers, be sure to include information in the annotation
that explains why you chose to include that source. For example, an entry on a personal blog would be questionable, so you might explain that this particular blog was written by a professor at a well-known university or an executive of a company related to your topic.
Keep in mind that the goal here is to gather a good variety of sources that present different perspectives on your research topic. Avoid using several articles from one book or book series, online database, website, or other publication. The more varied your sources, the more broad your understanding of your topic is likely to become.