COMM 203 4-15-09

COMM 203 4-15-09 - COMM 203 4/15/09 Documentary: Color...

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COMM 203 4/15/09 Documentary: “Color Adjustment” The introduction of “ghetto” programming o White America is uncomfortable with the victimization/depiction of Black communities  as it make them feel guilty “Roots” o Showed two distinct elements: The power of an underdog overcoming enormous odds The power of the family o Difficult to depict and show Blacks as heroes and villains as White Expecially when 90% of the country was White Positive stories are much more acceptable to audiences An assimilation story, a saga of movement into American society Indictment of specific people, not a race, of wrongdoing o Dialogues were opening up between white and black American after each episode of  “Roots” aired each evening Something intriguing about Blacks tracing their roots back into Africa, almost  “fairy tale” like Whites could relate as many people in America could identify with 
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course COMM 203 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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