Week 5


“Given the low socioeconomic status of working-class Whites during the heyday of the industrial age, movie producers of the era capitalized on audience insecurities by using racial stereotypes to bolster their self-esteem and reinforce racial attitudes” (Wilson II, Gutierrez, Chao p.70). #Gone With the Wind #black servant #discrimination

This picture from a scene in Gone With the Wind shows how black people were always depicted as servants while white people were shown as rich, beautiful and upperclass. Advertisers knew how to appeal to the low economic white people during the time and this further contributed to racial stereotypes against black people.


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