Identity, race and ethnicity in Film and TV

 

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Looking at identity, race and ethnicity- and film and TV.

Write your responses to the following:

Part 1.

  • 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

https://genderedinnovations.stanford.edu/terms/race.html

Difference between race and ethnicity. 

https://www.livescience.com/33903-difference-race-ethnicity.html

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.

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http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/the-simpsons-apu-controversy-response-lisa-marge-1201950384/

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7588752/

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Hank Azaria who voices Apu on The Simpsons and the effects on Indian American/ South East Asian Americans –

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gymemm/simpsons-hank-azaria-on-apu-apology-late-show-colbert-vgtrn

 

 

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/you-cant-ask-that/LE1617H006S00

Study finds TV shows with ethnically diverse casts, writers have higher ratings

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/study-finds-that-tv-shows-with-248757

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/22/467665890/hollywood-has-a-major-diversity-problem-usc-study-finds

 

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‘Dear White People’ the film and TV show’s author: Justin Simien.

Get Out – feature film by Jordan Peele. Us-poster.jpg

 

 

Part 2.

  • 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’

https://mashable.com/2016/01/10/ally-to-people-of-color/#.j4x20BHBSqT

http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdf

Comedy –

Mindy Kaling’s show:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2211129/videoplayer/vi1858642969?ref_=tt_ov_vi

Kumail Nanjiani

 

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/challenging-racial-stereotypes-via-comedy/7626360

https://blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au/p/a-note-on-this-proudly-biased-site-i.html?m=0

Labour party ad.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/labors-new-political-advert-has-been-slammed-for-being-racist/news-story/56e524cf813f7a98a25819a4550fbea4

Skin colour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76X4JvjpXug

http://www.criticalmediaproject.org/cml/topicbackground/race-ethnicity/

http://www.indiewire.com/2015/02/15-films-that-confront-race-relations-head-on-instead-of-kevin-costners-black-or-white-155530/

 Hair and beauty standards

https://un-ruly.com/video/you-can-touch-my-hair-a-short-film/#.WRbclDZ962w

Part 3. What does the term ‘white’ mean?

‘Stuff white people like’: https://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/

 

 

Part 4.

Who is the ‘OTHER’ person? What is ‘Othering’?

http://www.yiannisgabriel.com/2012/09/the-other-and-othering-short.html

https://therearenoothers.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/othering-101-what-is-othering/

Brown eyes Blue Eyes experiment

http://www.janeelliott.com/

 

‘Orientalism’ by Edward Said

The first time a theorist had written about the colonial views on the Middle and Far east and Asia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism_(book)

https://sites.evergreen.edu/politicalshakespeares/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2014/12/Said_full.pdf

 

http://www.arabstereotypes.org/why-stereotypes/what-orientalism

 

Ask a Muslim project http://www.upworthy.com/their-booth-says-ask-a-muslim-but-its-not-religion-they-want-to-talk-about

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2089923.People_Like_Us by Waleed Aly

Indigenous identity

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-film

https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/people/famous-aboriginal-people-role-models#axzz4hCvfRvEU

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http://www.medialit.org/reading-room/does-tv-shape-ethnic-images

 

 

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