Looking at identity, race and ethnicity- and film and TV.
Write your responses to the following:
- What is race?
- What is ethnicity?
- What is racism?
- What race are you? What is your ethnicity?
Are these terms reductive for you? Would you like to add any terms ? Like cultural identity?
Article on race and identity from UCLA
Difference between race and ethnicity.
The Problem with Apu –
The film has sparked a conversation in a positive way which The Simpsons creator responded to in an episode in a half hearted way. Have a read through the links below.
Hank Azaria who voices Apu on The Simpsons and the effects on Indian American/ South East Asian Americans –
Study finds TV shows with ethnically diverse casts, writers have higher ratings
‘Dear White People’ the film and TV show’s author: Justin Simien.
Get Out – feature film by Jordan Peele.
- Have you ever encountered stereotypes for your cultural background or ethnicity?
- Have you ever been stereotyped by someone else?
- What happened and what was the impact on you?
Being an Ally to ‘people of colour’
Mindy Kaling’s show:
Labour party ad.
Skin colour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76X4JvjpXug
Hair and beauty standards
Part 3. What does the term ‘white’ mean?
‘Stuff white people like’: https://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/
Who is the ‘OTHER’ person? What is ‘Othering’?
Brown eyes Blue Eyes experiment
‘Orientalism’ by Edward Said
The first time a theorist had written about the colonial views on the Middle and Far east and Asia.