AFAM Caricature Documentary

AFAM Caricature Documentary - AFAM Documentary If we look...

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AFAM Documentary If we look at the caricatures of black people back in the day does it shape our view of them in the future? “White men took their perfect dialects of the black speech and exaggerating it thus convincing people that blacks acted like the Jim Crow character.” I hated how people made black people look like fools when we had no room to ever smile and act foolish unless we were doing it to please white people. They made us seem lazy and foolish when we in fact did all the work in their houses and plantations. “Menstrual shows mirrored the belief that slavery was good for blacks and that plantations were benign and happy.” Plantations were clearly portrayed inaccurately because the slaves were not happy nor were we dancing and wasting as much time or treated in a nice benevolent manner. “Mammie” was described and portrayed as the anti-thesis of the average white women due to the fact that she was physically unappealing. She was said to have coarse manners with a pitch black skin tone and a heavy set body type. She was supposedly not beneficial
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