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Systemic Racism

Mass Culture

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Mass Culture, broken down into the following sections:

Key Words for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy

Mass Culture: Black Erasure, Blackfishing, Cinema, Consumer Culture, Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Politics, Culture Wars, Digital Black Face, Digital Racism, Diversity, Eurocentric Beauty Standards, Film and Video, Intersectional Representation, Mass Media, Media Narratives, Media Psychology, Media Studies, Minorities in Motion Pictures, Online Gaming, Popular Culture, Queer Erasure, Racial Tropes, Representation, Serialized Dramas, Social Media, Stereotypes, Television, Tokenism, Type Casting, Viral Black Death, Visual Culture, White Gaze, White Savior Films


Book Cover for Red, White, and Black :  Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms
Book Cover: The White Savior Film by Matthew Hughey
Book Cover for White by Richard Dyer
Sister citizen shame, stereotypes, and black women in america by Melissa Harris-Perry
Book Cover for Black Hollywood Unchained: commentary on the state of Black Hollywood by Ishmael Reed
Book cover for Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness by Herman Gray
Book cover for Black Mirror by Eric Lott
Book cover for White Negroes: When Cornrows were in Vogue...and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson
Book cover for Haunted Life by David Marriott
Book cover for Crime, Media, and Reality by Venessa Garcia and Samantha G. Arkerson
Book Cover for Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media by John D. H. Downing
Book Cover: Reel to Race by bell hooks

Video Clips

Source: MoveOn. (2018, May 30). How pop culture shapes reality - and stereotypes. YouTube.

Source: Vice Asia. (2020, January 21). What’s the Difference Between Appropriation and Appreciation? YouTube.

Source: Al Jazeera English. (2020, July 26). Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire: Stereotyping Black women in media. YouTube.

Source: New York Times. (2017, November 28). The White Internet’s Love Affair with Digital Blackface. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2018, March 4). The Negative Effects Of The 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype. YouTube.

Source: Now This Entertainment. (2019, December 24). How Asian Representation in Movies & TV Changed This Decade. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2017, November 10). What Happened To The Golden Age Of Black Sitcoms? YouTube.


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