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African Americans

THIS IS OUR PREZIE, THERE ARE MANY LIKE IT BUT THIS ONE IS OURS!
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Joshua Duran

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of African Americans

African Americans
&
Media Representation

Television
History of Minstrel Shows
Thomas Dartmouth Rice aka "The Father of american minstrelsy" (1808-1860)
1843- The Virginia Minstrels
Presented by:
Joshua Duran
Kristen Rosales
Origin
"jump Jim crow"
Cakewalk
one-act skit
The olio
Portrayal of blackface
Films
Dim-witted

REAL WORLD IMPLICATIONS
it is unlikely for people to take the problems that affect African Americans seriously if they can't even take the people seriously.
Fearful of life outside of plantation
buffoonish
lazy
musical
happy-Go- Lucky
Blacks in Blackface
Bert Williams (1874-1922)
Billie Thomas (1931-1980)
"Buckwheat"
Rise and Fall
1850 to 1870
1870
1919
1950's
the height of minstrel shows
the decline of minstrel shows
only three troupes remained in the u.S.
depicted in cinema and television
only 6% of all Prime-Time Characters
from 1955-1986 Were African American
Among these characters half didn't have a high school education or were in low economic status
Characters almost always have to deal with Some kind of prejudice or harassment
EVEN if these characters might be successful,
they are labeled due to their race for comedic effect.
Dominique Williams
Blaxploitation
films

In the early 2000's, blacks played only 15% of roles in films
Emerged in the 1970's
Featured soundtracks of soul & funk
Features:
Mainly set in poor neighborhoods
Ethnic slurs against white characters
Dislike of white authority
Dealt with slavery & miscegenation
POVERTY
VIOLENCE
EDUCATION
Drug Usage
Poor
Stereotypes are most common when an African American is cast
Criminals
Kevin McKinley
WITH
AARON ANDERSON


1950's - 1990's
IN CONCLUSION...
THINK ABOUT WHY YOU'RE LAUGHING.
1990's - Today
Reality Television
“The underlying message most of these shows send about blacks is that we’re shallow, impulsive creatures lacking in self-control without any vision of life that doesn’t include vacations (or funerals) they can’t afford, slanging rhymes, having too many children, and shopping oneself into bankruptcy.” -Sil Lai Abrams
CANCELED
Common Character Types Found in TV:
Sassy/Angry black woman
Dumb But Good-Hearted
William Henry Lane "master Juba" Inventor of tap dancing
three act showcase
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