Race: Mass Media

This board surveys the pervasiveness of white-centered, or whitewashed, media in the United States. Whitewashing refers to the tendency of media to be dominated…
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(4 of 5) Diversity in Film 2014 - Does Art Really Imitate Life? [Click on this image to find a short post on the phenomena of whitewashing--what it is and why it matters?] We also looked behind the camera and found that in 2014...  --88% of films were directed by white men. --10% of films were directed by non-white men. --2% of films were directed by women.  --56% of films were written by white men. --24% of films were written by non-white men. --20% of films were written by women.
Show Creators by Gender and Race  Source: Bitch Media / Designed by Nina Berry

Race: Directors & Producers

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"Animation Roundtable: Seth Rogen and 6 More on Avoiding Ethnic Stereotypes and How to 'Break the Mold' of Princesses"  (Alternative headline) Confronting the Racist and Sexist Reasons We Assumed a Panel of 7 White Men Were True Experts on Diversity
Ladies and gentleman, the writing staff of a show that "celebrates" diversity. Sigh. #Glee
"[Diversity] doesn't mean we want the white people to write Asian stories. What I want is to foster the Asian-American writers and directors and producers and actors...foster their stories to come into the spotlight a little bit."  ~ Constance Wu

Race: Writers (Film & Television)

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Race and Representation - Problems of race & representation emerged in popular entertainment as well as in politics. W/ Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, audiences were encouraged to identify positively w/ Sidney Poitier's portrayal of a well-mannered black dr w/ a white fiancee, only 6 mo's after interracial marriage was made legal in all states. In Roots, viewers were unapologetically confronted w/ the brutality & rupture of American slavery & the horrors African Amer. experienced...
White People Embracing    Now with more heterosexual romance and embraces.    Nicholas Sparks

Race: On-screen Protagonists

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(2 of 5) Diversity in Film 2014 - Does Art Really Imitate Life? [Click on this image to find a short post on the phenomena of whitewashing--what it is and why it matters?] Breakdown of Speaking Roles in 2014 by Race - According to the 2010 Census, around 36% of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group...
(3of5) Diversity in Film 2014 - Does Art Really Imitate Life? [Follow this link to find a short post on the phenomena of whitewashing--what it is and why it matters?] When it comes to gender in film, the picture remains bleak...Just 3% of all speaking charactters in 2014's top grossing films were non-white women - Women may make up around 50% of the global population, but they made up 50% of the principal cast in just 16% of this year's biggest movies.

Race: On-screen Speaking & Dialogue

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(3 of 4) The Moment that You Realized that Your Childhood Cartoons Were Blatantly Racist  Follow this link to find short clip and analysis of racism in classic children's cartoons: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/top-ten-racist-cartoon-scenes  Source: SanCophaLeague

Race: On-screen Archetypes & Tropes

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Actress Judy Garland in Blackface, 1938  Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, "Everybody Sing."
A man performs blackface while giving a stump speech on "Yes, Sir, Mr. Bones!," 1951.
"Hey Hey It’s Saturday," 2009.

Race: On-screen Minstrelsy & Blackface

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Artist: Felix Jackson, Jr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felixjacksonjr/8475869881/in/photostream)  [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of a dominant trope which positions whites as the saviors of people of color]
(1of2) "The fantasy vision of a medieval Europe devoid of people of color isn't realism. It's a different world that starts with R- and ends in -ism."  ~ Saladin Ahmed

Race: Media Representations of History

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Number of Stories by Year in the News Media and Scholarly Publications that Mention Implicit Bias Between 1995 and 2019 This figure suggests that bias was picked up in academic publications before the concept proliferated in mainstream discourse. Source: Nelson LK, Zippel K. 2021. "From Theory to Practice and Back: How the Concept of Implicit Bias was Implemented in Academe, and What this Means for Gender Theories of Organizational Change. Gender & Society." 35(3):330-357.
Just an observation about the media: We've gotten dozens of request from political reporters asking to be connected with veterans who became right-wing extremists. But we've gotten zero interest in the perspective of POC troops who had to cope with extremists in their units. Right-wing white nationalists do not always have to be the Main Character! ~ @AlexanderMcCoy4, Political Director of Common Defense.

Race: News Media

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This political cartoon is commentary on how imperial powers had set their sights on carving up China, 1898. Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man standing in the background, with the Fu Manchu and wild-eyed expression. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asians today.  Artist: Henri Meyer
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, buck teeth, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today.
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, conical hat, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today.  Photo credit: Allee Manning

Race: Print Media

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Source: Critical Media Project
Fun Fact: More white actresses have won ‪#‎Oscars‬ for playing Asians than actual Asian Actresses have won. Period. ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite‬ ~ Angry Asian Man

Race: Awards

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Number of Stories by Year in the News Media and Scholarly Publications that Mention Implicit Bias Between 1995 and 2019 This figure suggests that bias was picked up in academic publications before the concept proliferated in mainstream discourse. Source: Nelson LK, Zippel K. 2021. "From Theory to Practice and Back: How the Concept of Implicit Bias was Implemented in Academe, and What this Means for Gender Theories of Organizational Change. Gender & Society." 35(3):330-357. Media, Society, Theories, Academic Publication, Media Landscape, Surveys, News Media, Mass Media
Number of Stories by Year in the News Media and Scholarly Publications that Mention Implicit Bias
Number of Stories by Year in the News Media and Scholarly Publications that Mention Implicit Bias Between 1995 and 2019 This figure suggests that bias was picked up in academic publications before the concept proliferated in mainstream discourse. Source: Nelson LK, Zippel K. 2021. "From Theory to Practice and Back: How the Concept of Implicit Bias was Implemented in Academe, and What this Means for Gender Theories of Organizational Change. Gender & Society." 35(3):330-357.
#OscarsStillSoWhite
Just an observation about the media: We've gotten dozens of request from political reporters asking to be connected with veterans who became right-wing extremists. But we've gotten zero interest in the perspective of POC troops who had to cope with extremists in their units. Right-wing white nationalists do not always have to be the Main Character! ~ @AlexanderMcCoy4, Political Director of Common Defense. Perspective, Zero, Right Wing, Director, Connection, The Unit, Troops
Just an observation about the media: We've gotten dozens of request from political reporters asking to be connected with veterans who became right-wing extremists. But we've gotten zero interest in the perspective of POC troops who had to cope with extremists in their units. Right-wing white nationalists do not always have to be the Main Character! ~ @AlexanderMcCoy4, Political Director of Common Defense.
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Blaxploitation and Hollywood's Preference for Dark Skinned Actors to Play Black Characters
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This political cartoon is commentary on how imperial powers had set their sights on carving up China, 1898. Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man standing in the background, with the Fu Manchu and wild-eyed expression. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asians today.  Artist: Henri Meyer Challenges, Sovereign, Global Economy, Global, System, Disorders, Dangerous, Underpinning, Everybody Talks
This political cartoon is commentary on how imperial powers had set their sights on carving up China, 1898. Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man standing in the background, with the Fu Manchu and wild-eyed expression. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asians today. Artist: Henri Meyer
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, buck teeth, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today. Caricature, Toys, Rot, Secret, Dominant, Turn Ons, Ruck, Secret Messages, Yellow Peril
"Rots O' Ruck - Candee Yen Toy," 1962
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, buck teeth, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today.
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, conical hat, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today.  Photo credit: Allee Manning People, Fortune, Gum, American, Peril, Chinese
"Fortune Bubble" bubble gum, individually wrapped with a fortune, 2018
Note the racist caricature of a Chinese man with slanty eyes, conical hat, and a Fu Manchu. This caricature, along with the associated idea of a yellow peril, began to crystallize within the American imagination at the turn of the twentieth century and continues to inflect perceptions of Asian people today. Photo credit: Allee Manning
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The Economist | An Editorial Staff Through Race & Language
Languages spoken by The Economist Editorial Staff. A point about the dominance of race and ethnicity on one of the world's most respected economic publications, shaping dominant global discourses through whiteness and the English language.
Superman is a story of an immigrant coming to America, and we're all stronger by him being here. Spider-Man is about using your power to benefit everyone, not just yourself. Star Wars is anti-authoritarian, Star Trek is a socialist utopia driven by exploration and science.  Harry Potter is about racism, and the idea of 'genetic superiority', and the insane idea of being better than someone else by the virtue of your birth. These ideas are not even subtext-they're right in your damn face... Star Trek, Superman, Tim Doyle, Anti Authoritarian, Spiderman, Geekery, Pop Culture
Harry Potter is about racism, and the idea of 'genetic superiority'...
Superman is a story of an immigrant coming to America, and we're all stronger by him being here. Spider-Man is about using your power to benefit everyone, not just yourself. Star Wars is anti-authoritarian, Star Trek is a socialist utopia driven by exploration and science. Harry Potter is about racism, and the idea of 'genetic superiority', and the insane idea of being better than someone else by the virtue of your birth. These ideas are not even subtext-they're right in your damn face...