Talking about diversity and representations of blackness can be frought terrain, even now when we are seeing so many more Black men and women in key roles in front of, and behind, the camera. I thought about this immediately when … Continue reading
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Tagged black actor, Black actress, black characters, black culture, black history, black representation, blackness, Constance Wu, ethnic whiteness, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Gosling, whiteness
“Seen as animals, brutes, natural born rapists, and murderers, Black men have had no real dramatic say when it comes to the way they are represented. They have made few interventions on the stereotype…Black males who refuse categorization are rare, … Continue reading
My thoughts on my 11 favorite television characters.
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