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Django Unchained As Post-Race Product

December 28, 2012
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Django Unchained As Post-Race Product

Django Unchained functions as a product of post-race logic that paradoxically deals with a culturally specific thematic--slavery--while making the central storyline so universal slavery functions as a terribly horrific backdrop for a love story.
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The 2012 BET Awards as [Black] Family Reunion

July 6, 2012
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The 2012 BET Awards as [Black] Family Reunion

Its the pairing of disrepute with respectability that makes the BET Awards akin to a Black Family reunion.
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In Defense of the Strategic Marginalization of Blackness within Mad Men

September 14, 2010
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In Defense of the Strategic Marginalization of Blackness within Mad Men

Is the exclusion of blackness on Mad Men an oversight, a strategic choice, or a reflection of the continuing privilege of whiteness?
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