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Critique of "The Black Culture Industry"
This paper argues against Ellis Cahmore's thesis as presented in his book "The Black Culture Industry."
# 92515 | 2,570 words | 12 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines and critiques the arguments put forth by sociologist Ellis Cashmore in his book "The Black Culture Industry." Cashmore's argument, that blacks have succeeded in the areas of sports and entertainment because it benefits whites, is analyzed. The author of the paper points out areas in which blacks have succeeded and further argues that success is based more on an individual's decision to exercise his free will.

From the Paper:

" Cashmore, with his above statement, seems to also have a positive goal of doing more to help blacks succeed in other areas besides just sports and entertainment. Cashmore implies that even though blacks are successful in sports (or in entertainment) they still do not have the opportunities available to them that a white person does. By making such a statement, Cashmore is also making the assertion that certain elements of 'white' society are active proponents of the continued constraints against black society, by believing that because blacks have the opportunity in such areas as sports (and entertainment), that is enough and that nothing else needs to be done to afford blacks more equality."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cashmore, Ellis (1997) The Black Culture Industry, London: Routledge
  • Coser, Lewis A. (1970) Men of Ideas, New York: The Free Press
  • Driekurs, R., (2000) Social Equality: The Challenge of Today, Chicago: Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Editorial Reviews (2006) The Black Culture Industry,, accessed August 28, 2006
  • Giddens, A., (2000) Social Theory and Modern Sociology, California: Stanford University Press

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