Ethnic Notions - Michael Monleon 3/1/10 Period - D Ethnic...

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Michael Monleon 3/1/10 Period - D Ethnic Notions One of the ethnic notions that I discovered was that of one of those performing black men that wore thick white make up around their lips and darkened their skin. A friend of mine and showed me this music video on youtube. The video Banana Man starts off with a bunch of crows singing in a birdcage, all birds have really thick white lips and bulgy white eyes. It is debatable if there was some racist intention behind this video or if it was just purely a coincidental, either way it still brings back the notion of that of a Zip coon or of the minstrel shows. While reading the newspaper I came a across an article that explained how some Clinton ads show Barack Obama’s skin color darker than usual. This is done so to categorize him more into the African American group and make him seem less multi-racial than what he really is. A topic that’s discussed on the news often is illegal migration. While watching
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course AFRICAN AM 201 taught by Professor Julianmooks during the Spring '10 term at Akademia Rolnicza w Wrocławiu.

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