As African Americans offered a new avenue of ideas for entertainment such as dramatic, dance and music performances as well as within popular literature, their inclusion in the arts and media brought a further exaggeration of negative white racist stereotypes. Any black characters were often quickly put into categories, including happy subservience to the white … Continue reading Select ONE image/document. Comment on and contextualise your chosen image with reference to relevant readings.
Throughout history, people of different skin tones have consistently recognised, though perhaps not understood, the aesthetic difference between humans. The process of ‘othering’ has been witnessed since as early as the first point of contact between races; this recognition of difference and subsequent allocation of worth, in the process of creating an Other, demonstrates the … Continue reading Define and discuss the terms ‘race’ and ‘whiteness’ and comment on how they help us to analyse and understand white racism and the African American experience