#Oscarssowhite and the Current State of Race and Racism in the U.S.

“People who could not easily melt into society often were not targeted as audiences by the mass media. Movies, broadcast programs, newspapers, and news magazines generally overlooked the daily issues confronting people of color in the United States, as well as their culture and traditions. Instead, of people of color became targets of the media. When they did appear in the media, it was often in stereotypical roles that catered to White society’s images of people of color, such as the camel-riding Arab, bandana-wearing Black mammy, Indian chief in feathered war bonnet, greasy Mexican bandito, and South Pacific maiden wearing a gras skirt.” (Racism, Sexism, and the Media pg. 38)

#stereotypes #racism #mediarepresentations #peopleofcolor

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