Category Archives: Race

“Diversity Wins” at the SAG Awards

  Despite the overwhelming controversy the Academy Awards have received for their non-diverse selection of nominees, many of the deserving actors who had been snubbed received recognition last night in the SAG Awards. The SAG Awards were praised in 2015 as … Continue reading

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Ghost in The Shell and the Problem of Whitewashing – Rachel Cox

For those of you who don’t know, Ghost in the Shell was a manga (a Japanese comic) that first premiered in Young Magazine in May 1989. It’s run ended about a year later in November 1990, but it was critically acclaimed and received a … Continue reading

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Angry White Men

Did that grab your attention?  Wake Forest University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry will make you think about media stereotypes after she gets your attention!

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A Complicated History

This semester in the seminar Culture and the Sitcom, we’ve recently watched Amos ‘n Andy and discussed the complicated history of race on radio and television.  This article talks about the early days of films and reveals more layers worth … Continue reading

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Interesting Read on Race, Parenting, and Culture

And, yes, sitcoms come into the analysis in Brittney Cooper’s essay in Salon.  While there are many, many exceptions to cultural generalizations, there are also some relevant questions raised here that are important to discuss. For our class purposes in … Continue reading

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