Tragic Mulattos and Exotic Temptresses: (Mis)representations of Mixed Race People in the Media
<ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Nee...
Stereotypes Then The Best of Both Worlds
Stereotypes Then Exotic Temptress
Stereotypes Then Tragic Mulatto
<ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Nee...
Stereotypes Now The Best of Both Worlds   It’s Hip to Be Mixed!
Generation E.A. : Ethnically Ambiguous
Stereotypes Now Exotic Temptress   Sex Moves Product
Advertisements
Stereotypes Now Tragic Mulatto   Don’t Date Interracially
Sophie Okonedo “ But the full story of Okonedo's battle against the odds to reach international acclaim at 36 has never be...
<ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Nee...
Improvements Subverting Stereotypes
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru Symptomatic by Danzy Senna
Improvements Telling Our Own Stories
Halle Berry, Jennifer Beals
Lenny Kravitz, Rain Pryor
Indie Media
Improvements Mixed Is Normal
Verizon’s “The Elliotts” Ad Campaign
<ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Nee...
Be vigilant. Speak out.
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WWW.NEWDEMOGRAPHIC.COM The “multiracial look” is hot these days. Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Alicia Keys and Keanu Reeves are all experiencing great popularity, and fashion brands are constantly using racially ambiguous models in their ad campaigns. Is this current fixation with mixed race people entirely positive? When advertisements use multiracial models as metaphors for multiculturalism and tolerance, is that necessarily progressive? In this seminar, Carmen Van Kerckhove explores the ways in which mixed race people are represented and misrepresented in pop culture.

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  1. 1. Tragic Mulattos and Exotic Temptresses: (Mis)representations of Mixed Race People in the Media
  2. 2. <ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Needs to Be Done </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stereotypes Then The Best of Both Worlds
  4. 4. Stereotypes Then Exotic Temptress
  5. 5. Stereotypes Then Tragic Mulatto
  6. 6. <ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Needs to Be Done </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stereotypes Now The Best of Both Worlds It’s Hip to Be Mixed!
  8. 8. Generation E.A. : Ethnically Ambiguous
  9. 9. Stereotypes Now Exotic Temptress Sex Moves Product
  10. 10. Advertisements
  11. 11. Stereotypes Now Tragic Mulatto Don’t Date Interracially
  12. 12. Sophie Okonedo “ But the full story of Okonedo's battle against the odds to reach international acclaim at 36 has never been told before. She was five when her Nigerian father left her Jewish mother to bring her up on Wembley's Chalkhill Estate. &quot;It was very rough,&quot; she says. At school, the half-black, half-Jewish girl faced discrimination from both sides. &quot;I came across as much racism in the Jewish community as I did outside the Jewish community,&quot; she says.”
  13. 13. <ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Needs to Be Done </li></ul>
  14. 14. Improvements Subverting Stereotypes
  15. 15. The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru Symptomatic by Danzy Senna
  16. 16. Improvements Telling Our Own Stories
  17. 17. Halle Berry, Jennifer Beals
  18. 18. Lenny Kravitz, Rain Pryor
  19. 19. Indie Media
  20. 20. Improvements Mixed Is Normal
  21. 21. Verizon’s “The Elliotts” Ad Campaign
  22. 22. <ul><li>Stereotypes Then </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes Now </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>What Still Needs to Be Done </li></ul>
  23. 23. Be vigilant. Speak out.

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