Senate Alexander reflection 2

Senate Alexander reflection 2 - Senate Alexander Prof...

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Senate Alexander Prof Barton Race Studies April 1, 2008 Reflection 2 The movie the Birth of a Nation is one of the most controversial movies that has ever been made in American history. It promotes the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy throughout the whole movie. The birth of a nation depicted black people with many stereotypes that still exist today. The blacks were made out to be chicken stealing, lazy, irresponsible, watermelon eating dancing servants (Butters, 201). That was how they were made out to be but in thee movie the black characters were played by white people which just tells of how times were back then. I’m sure there were plenty of able-bodied black people that could have filled those roles but the director didn’t want them to. In the movie the director tried to pull as many stereotypes as he could in this film with the most glaring one being when Gus wanted to marry Flora. Gus a black man wanted to marry Flora a white woman and just the thought of being touched by a black man scared her so
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Barton during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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