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Chapter 4 Notes

by: Abbi Stark

Chapter 4 Notes JOUR 3741

Abbi Stark
U of M
Diversity and Mass Communication
Jennifer Williams

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Notes on Chapter 4 from the Diversity and Mass Communication Textbook
Diversity and Mass Communication
Jennifer Williams
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Book Notes Chapter 4 Representations of African Americans Historical Background to African American Representations Slavery African Americans in Film Tom Coon Bad Buck Mammy Tragic Mullato BuddSidekick The Realization of a Negro s Ambition 59 Hattie McDaniel Gone with the Wind 60 Blaxploitation films Shaft 61 The Green Mile The Matrix 62 Precious Madea s Big Happy Family 63 African Americans in Entertainment Television 1 Mainstream media only show extremes in black community not continuum of actions and identities 2 whites believe stereotypical depictions of blacks thus perpetuating harmful racial stereotypes 3 differences between blacks and other ethnic groups are blown out of proportion to incite conflicts and controversy 4 media producers must be held accountable for racist texts 5 Blacks need to create and use their own media to distribute better information and less racial bias in coverage of black life The Nat King Cole Show 64 All In the Family The Cosby Show TV might 1 influence black children s attitudes toward their own racial group 2 facilitate black children s development of low self concepts through its non recognition of negative stereotyped treatment of Blacks 3 compete with black family socialization by teaching attitudes and behavior that are not taught in the home African American Music slave songs JAzz Age commodification of culture Civil Rights Hip Hop 68 Representation of African Americans in the News Martin Luther King Jr Kerner Commission report Priming rarely used as authoritative leaderssources on news stories Black people get less positive coverage agenda setting function of the medium 70 Framing used to tell a story determines how audience thinks about story 71 Sports Illustrated 74 Tied to Advertising African Americans and Advertisements overemphasis of african americans in malt liquor ads led interest groups to criticize brewers women of color have been found to maintain and create stereotypes social comparison theory African Americans in the media business establishing their own press to tell their own stories 76 Johnson Publishing company Ebony Essence Internet has helped


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