Race and Class - Race and Class Racial Imbalance o Not many...

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Race and Class Racial Imbalance o Not many black directors just like women The invisible norm o Many US movies presume an invisible norm when representing race (and also gender, sexuality and class). When discussing race, whites are often excluded from analysis. The reprsentation of whiteness is considered so “normal” on screen that we hardly even question it, thinking of race in the movies in terms of non-whites and minorities o Non-white characters often stand out o The absence of something is as significant as it’s presence when considering representation Representing Difference o Black and other non-white characters are often seen as different than whites in films, and those differences are often seen as exoctic and undesirable o Non-white in films are often seen as supporting or opposing white characters o They have rarely had the lead role in films; those roles have been filled by whites and usually white men Stereotypes o
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