Essay Cultural Appropriation And The African American Community

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Race in Media has been and always will be a topic under fire and conversation. More recently how Cultural appropriation is used in media has been a point many have been arguring about. When looking at both concept of race and nation in media it is a common theme that media stays commonly patriotic to the country that it is filmed/made in.
Media that goes against the grain in a diplomatic style, for instance ‘Black Mirror’ a controversial TV series by Charlie Brooker that went against the norms by refusing to represent England as ‘doing just fine’. Race when it comes to media is a many layered and difficult subject, we as an audience are used and for the majority acsept the representations that are given tok us. For instance common representations of the Afro Caribbean community in England and the African American community in America is that as a community they keep themselves to themselves and that there is a ‘us and them’ atmosphere when it comes to people of colour and Caucasians. Although there are acceptations to these statistics when it comes to race and the characters a certain race portrays, it is a frightening image. For instance in the top 500 grossing films in the years 2007-2012, 75.8% of speaking characters were portrayed by white actors. Whereas only 12.4% of them were portrayed by black actors. In the same study conducted by the New York Film Academy is was found that in Male domesticated roles in films from 2012, “26.7% black actors were portrayed as…

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