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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

Books

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osOLFcoC_Rc

Source: Vice Asia. (2020, January 21). What’s the Difference Between Appropriation and Appreciation? YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1JCWc7s6FY

Source: Al Jazeera English. (2020, July 26). Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire: Stereotyping Black women in media. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2teqoyPe3TU

Source: New York Times. (2017, November 28). The White Internet’s Love Affair with Digital Blackface. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qm0LwUHDqE

Source: AJ+ (2018, March 4). The Negative Effects Of The 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlYSzI8fX9o

Source: Now This Entertainment. (2019, December 24). How Asian Representation in Movies & TV Changed This Decade. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnHUHI5ra08

Source: AJ+ (2017, November 10). What Happened To The Golden Age Of Black Sitcoms? YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiXGrqoFMs

Articles

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Scholarship

Podcasts

Black History Year

Episode: Destroying the Narrative White Hollywood Created

Mentor's Circle

Episode: Unpacking Stories and Stereotypes that Harm Black Women

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: #MeToo and Black Women: From Hip Hop to Hollywood

At Liberty

Episode: How the Olympics Failed Black Women

Still Processing

Episode: 40 Acres and a Movie

Black History Year

Episode: Decoding the Racism in Advertising and Entertainment with Professor Gene Shelton

Code Switch

Episode: From Blackface to Blackfishing

Hear to Slay

Episode: Not All Art

TransLash

Episode: Trans Visibility with Leyna Bloom

Street Politicians

Episode: Music for the Movement with Rapsody

Race and Democracy

Episode: Race in Cinema

At Liberty

Episode: Disability Representation and Identity

Still Processing

Episode: Reparations for Aunt Jemima!

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Storytelling While Black and Female

New Hollywood

Episode: Mj Rodriguez

#TellBlackStories

An extension of Color Of Change's work to change the rules in Hollywood, and entire media landscape, to ensure accurate, diverse, empathetic and human portrayals of Black people.

Momentum: A Race Forward

Episode: Superheroes and Representation in the Comic Book Universe

While Black

Episode: Reclaiming Our Stories w/ Martina Abrahams Ilunga

Being Seen

Episode: Hollywood

Code Switch

Episode: The Racial Reckoning That Wasn't

AFROPUNK Solution Sessions

Episode: Digital Blackness 2.0

Code Switch

Episode: Anger: The Black Woman's 'Superpower'