Historical Stereotyped Representations of African Americans in Film

Mammy “is usually very fat… very dark, and wears a bandanna and a beaming smile as a sign of how much she enjoys her oppressed position…. She was often shown as deeply committed to the white family and especially caring of the children.”- Gail Dines

Black Buck refers to a black man who refused to bend to white authority and were irredeemably violent, rude, and lecherous.

Tragic Mulatto an archetypal mixed race person who is  sad or even suicidal because he/she fails to completely fit in the “white world” or the “black world”.

Coon portrayed as a lazy, easily frightened, chronically idle, inarticulate, buffoon.

This entry was posted in medicine for melancholy. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s