Racial Stereotyping In Motion Pictures
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Stereotyping people of minorites
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The Racial Profile

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Jay Dee's insight:

We all have believe in some form of stereotyping but to believe that certain do these activities and the way they're described can be racist. During the age when film became popular, there was always a thing for white supremacy. We see minorities disrespected in a way that it makes person sad and angry. In that time era, it was accepted because make fun of people of color was normal. We still do it till this day but not in this degree.

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Birth of a Nation Clip 5

A clip of Birth of a Nation for my Civic Decision Making unit project.
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In the movie Birth of a Nation, there is scene in the movie where a historical event happened in 1870. African Americans were elected as state congressman in South Carolina. However, this scene is show portrayed as I said before. We see in the scene a man dressed up in weird clothing, a man eating chicken and a man taking off his shoes and putting his feet on the desk. These events would cause the rise of the KKK which cause a second wave of the KKK movement in 1915, same year after the movie was shown in theaters.

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racistcartoonclips

clip show of racist cartoon moments
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And it didn't stop there. There were cartoons made as well. These are some collections of racist cartoons made by unfortunately Looney Tunes in the 1940's which I'll describe one cartoon in the next scoop. Again this is a time period where these acts were normal to watch and by quoting Daffy Duck "This Was Despicable"

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Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube - New York Times

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Among the millions of clips on the video-sharing Web site YouTube are 11 racially offensive Warner Brothers cartoons that have not been shown in an authorized release since 1968.
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This is an article explaining about the release of the Censored 11 and its release on YouTube. Although these cartoons never appeared on the air after 1968, there were loopholes for people to still see these cartoons. This was also a part of American history.

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A-Lad-In His Lamp

Bugs Bunny finds and rubs Aladdin's lamp and decides to follow the genie to Baghdad, where they battle Mad Man Hassan.
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In this scene, we see Bugs Bunny in the Arab culture. This includes a genie in the lamp,turbins and magical carpets. 

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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Let's not forget about people of Asian descent who were born in America. This is a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961. The scene is of a Japanese man complaining about the noise. We see the characteristic of speaking broken English, big teeth, squinting eyes and always having a bowl of rice. This was a mixed review because some Asians found it entertaining while other Asians found it offensive.

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Spike Lee's Bamboozled Trailer

Trailer for Spike Lee's satirical film Bamboozled http://revolutionhascome.blogspot.com/
Jay Dee's insight:

This is a different insight. In the movie, Bamboozled Spike Lee makes a movie about an African American producer want to produce a show using minstrel show concept. This was surprising to see black man who wanted to put young performers in this position to act in blackface. I think this was a topic of self-hate.

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notcoming.com | The Controversy of Race in Spike Lee's Bamboozled

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'Not Coming to a Theater Near You' is a film review website that assumes a bias towards older, often unpopular, and sometimes unknown films that merit a second look.
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Spike Lee comments on his film Bamboozled. One of the points in the movie stated the word nigger is just word so it doesn't have a true meaning. The rap videos we see today is a 21st century version of a minstrel show.

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The Racial Draft

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So long fried rice, hello fried chicken!
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In another Dave Chappelle clip, we see a Racial Draft where the races draft people. We see Tiger Wood is half Asians and half black and the black race drafts him to be fully black. The White race drafts Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice because of their positions as conservative Republicans. This was also hilarious.

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Blackface! - A History of Minstrel Shows

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A history of Minstrel Shows
Jay Dee's insight:

In order understand these horrid acts we have to back to the beginning of when it started. When these minstrel where performed it was an all-white male cast portraying Americans are ignorant, uneducated, watermelon, chicken eating coons.This happened in the late 19th century and end in the mid-20th century.

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Raven Red-clash's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:13 PM

Black face was a common source of "entertainment," a form of vaudeville in the late 1800s that extended all the way into the 1960s (later came to a slow hinderance with the civil rights movement). This spectacle consisted of white actors who would paint their faces in "black" makeup and take on the supposed characteristics of African-American people; imitatig both dialect and mannerisms. This was a show based purely on racial stereotypes and insensitive humor.

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Mammy - Al Jolson (Jazz Singer performance)

The fantastic Al Jolson performing his signature tune 'Mammy' in the finale of the 1927 film 'The Jazz Singer' and yes, it's in blackface! Great performance....
Jay Dee's insight:

This is the first sound film with Al Jolson with Mammy. With this, the blackface shows go from stage to film.

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Franchesca Davis's comment, March 27, 2013 2:05 PM
This is so disgusting to look at. I can believe this was consider comedy way back then....
Franchesca Davis's comment, March 27, 2013 2:05 PM
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1941-09-13 - All This And Rabbit Stew [Censored 11] (Bugs Bunny)

Banned 40s cartoon featuring an african american stereotype character.
Jay Dee's insight:

As I stated before "All This And Rabbit Stew" is one of the cartoons from Looney Tunes. This cartoon is part of the Censored 11, which were 11 racist cartoons release by Warner Bros in the 1940's. They were banned in 1968 from television. I'm still a big Bugs Bunny fan but this was truly a stinker. I was shocked and mad at this because I thought people would be mindful of others. I couldn't believe other than racists to laugh at this garbage. and find this entertaining.

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Speedy Gonzales Go Go Amigo

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Another Looney Tunes cartoon character is the fastest mouse in all of Mexico. We know him as Speedy Gonzales. This character is portraying people in the Latino culture. With the culture of wearing sombreros, consider lazy, listening to salsa music and speaking with an accent. People in the Latin culture somehow do not find offense in Speedy and is greatly accepted to this day.

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Disney's Peter Pan - What Makes The Red Man Red ?

What made the red man red?
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Warner Bros wasn't the only one. In Disney's Peter Pan, this scene is the portrayal of Native Americans. This is describing them as big nose, people with red skin, and tobacco smoking savages along with speaking in third person all the time. This is one of my favorite child cartoons but I didn't realize how bad this scene makes Native Americans looks like people of another universe because they're not white and aren't adapting to the European culture.

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Is Rooney’s “Racist” Turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s Appropriate for Park Film Fest? | Brooklyn Heights Blog

Is Rooney’s “Racist” Turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s Appropriate for Park Film Fest? | Brooklyn Heights Blog | Racial Stereotyping In Motion Pictures | Scoop.it
Audrey Hepburn in a "classic" film adapted from a novella written by former 70 Willow Street resident Truman Capote surely seems appropriate for this year's Movies with a View in ...
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The scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's where Mickey Rooney portrays at Asian man got a lot of reviews and criticism. I believe because Rooney was a white actor that it received negative reviews. However, because of his performance many people thought that Mickey Rooney was a racist. Mr. Rooney explained his actions in this article.

 

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Racist Flintstones Episode

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Jay Dee's insight:

This is my first time seeing this clip from the Flintstones. Usually I never have seen other minorities on this show other than white characters. Just like Breakfast at Tiffany's, this is a stereotypical claim of Asians Americans. This had mixed reviews also.

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Dave Chappelle

Black White Supremacist
Jay Dee's insight:

We never have seen a blind black white supremacist until we see Dave Chappelle. This portrays rural white people as country, truck drivers and as racist. This was a mixed review but to be honest to me it was extremely funny and I think this was kind of true. White actors characterize black people as coons. Well this was a response to white racists.

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