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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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.
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
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...
The whore and white sexism Cynthia was a prostitute in Las Vegas from the south. She helped me find a place to stay when we passed this wonderful ad. Photo by Jacob Holdt [click on this image to find a short music video, which appears to critique the easy pairing of classic femininity with white women]
Nearly 90% of the books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white writers. That is not even remotely reflective of the racial makeup of this country, where 72% of the population, according to the 2010 census, is white. We know that far more than 81 books were published by writers of color in 2011. You don’t really need other datasets to see this rather glaring imbalance." Source: Where Things Stand (for authors of color) by Roxane Gay