SPCM3820 Ch 11 Notes 2 - SPCM3820 Chapter 11:...

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SPCM3820 Chapter 11: Race/Ethnicity, Interracial Communication, and the Mass Media European Americans -Typically portrayed as white-collar suburbanites who are typically middle class or wealthy; usually blonde, blue eyed and porcelain skinned. -Can be represented through various ethnic groups as well (Italian American, Jewish, and Irish American). African Americans - Caricatures : mass-marketed images featuring racially charged humor stem from caricatures, which were images of African slaves that appeared in theater performances. -A variety of images of black men permeate the media, such as Sambo (lazy, jolly, content with life); coon (foolish, idiotic); Uncle Tom (quiet, respectful, goal is to please white man); buck (strong, athletic, and sexually powerful). -Images of black women include mammies (asexual, nurturing caregiver); sapphires (sexually enticing). For both men and women there are pickaninnies (dirty, unkempt animal-like children) and mulattos (light skinned blacks). Asian Americans
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SPCM3820 Ch 11 Notes 2 - SPCM3820 Chapter 11:...

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