Tag Archives: Race

“It’s not racist because…”: How context doesn’t save racist media

Never underestimate the lengths to which we will go to make racism palatable. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel purposeful, rather like we are subconsciously perpetuating the status quo while thinking that we have our hearts in the right place. Consider … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #3: Mookie (Do the Right Thing) – Shownotes

Spike Lee’s black masculinity. Script: Click here Sources: hooks, bell. “Counterhegemonic art: Do the Right Thing”. From Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Clark, Ashley. “Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing”. Elise, Sharon and Adewole Umoja. “Spike Lee Constructs the New … Continue reading

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Martin Ritt’s Hombre: Centering Decentralized Whiteness

My dad and I watched Martin Ritt’s Hombre the other night. A 1974 countercultural western starring Paul Newman as the hombre in question, I noticed that it works fascinatingly as documentation of how whiteness is centered even in attempts to … Continue reading

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