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Race & Identity in the Media


Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World

An important, timely book, Colorization gives us both an unprecedented history of Black cinema and a groundbreaking perspective on racism in modern America.

Racism in American Popular Media: from Aunt Jemima to the Frito Bandito

This book examines how the media--including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction--has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States.

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

In White Negroes, cultural commentator, essayist, and scholar Lauren Michele Jackson explores trends started in Black communities that have caught on and become cool, hugely popular and lucrative, but that exclude Black communities once mainstream audiences and mainstream dollars latch on.

Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation [3 Volumes]

This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history. *

Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

In Indians Illustrated , John M. Coward charts a social and cultural history of Native American illustrations--romantic, violent, racist, peaceful, and otherwise--in the heyday of the American pictorial press.

A Little Devil in America: Notes in praise of black performance.

A sweeping, genre-bending "masterpiece" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity--from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé

Racial Stereotypes in TV and Film That White People Don't See

10 Painfully Racist Moments In Disney Movies They Want You To Forget