Black Stereotyping in Film Essay by The Research Group

Black Stereotyping in Film
Discusses history, types, examples, social aspects and the changes from the 1960s through the early 1990s.
# 19727 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 1992 | US

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"The United States, movie industry possesses tremendous social power. This power is not acquired through the industry's huge economic assets but through its very distinctive ability to create images. These images are not limited to individuals or even groups of individuals; entire races and segments of society can be characterized and caricatured. What makes the images so powerful is their depth and scope. Hollywood is an international industry with global distribution, and frequently the images fabricated by the industry are accepted by much of society as indisputable fact. Through society's acceptance of Hollywood images as accurate reflections of reality, false conceptions of racial groups, gender groups, and ethnic groups are created. This paper will focus on issues involving negative racial imagery, i.e., racial stereotyping. To facilitate a deeper ..."

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