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Individual Assignment: Media and Race


·         Resources: Racial and Ethnic Relations and Racial and Ethnic Groups


·         Select a movie, television show, commercial, or other form of media that includes racial or ethnic issues. The following websites contain media you can use. You may also select a piece of media not found in these collections.


o    The Prelinger Archives located at, which houses television ads and shows from the 1940s and 1950s

o    Movie archives located at


·         Write a 500- to 750- word analysis where you identify how your selected media example addresses gender and stereotypes.


·         Explain how stereotypes are portrayed in the media and your response to these stereotypes.


·         Answer the following questions:


o    What time period was your media made in? What time period is it about?

o    Was one character portrayed as a victim? Was this character playing a stereotypical role?

o    What roles, major or minor, were racial or ethnic minorities assigned?

o    What issues of race and ethnicity are addressed?

o    For older media pieces, how would the racial issues you identified be addressed today?

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