Bamboozled

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American History

 

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Phillip L

 

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October 11, 2016

 

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University

 

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A

 

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. . ]how film and television have historically[. . .]produced and perpetuated distorted images." Spike Lee certainly conveyed this message in Bamboozled. Images are powerful and carry massive social impact. They should never be misrepresented. Are all African Americans either lazy or dim-witted or "happy servants", always ready and willing to please the White Man? The short answer is, no...
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However, throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, many people believed this. The ultimate question is, why? As explained in the film Ethnic Notions, this false perception grew and grew, even past the time of slavery, due to images. Derogatory images of African Americans as "happy servants" or "savages," were everywhere; they were published in children's books and slapped on cans of food to be used as a marketing tool...
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