The Help, based on the Kathryn Stockett novel, recently landed four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress.As part of Worldview’s occasional series “Images, Movies and Race”, WBEZ’s Richard Steele spoke with Enobong (Anna) Branch, an assistant professor in the D
I started to comment in response to this claim that non-whites are disproportionately absent from the theater audience because they just don't care about the art form, or--as the author insouciantly asks, and as You've Cott Mail titled the post--"Is it so bad to admit that theater is for white peopl
Fifty years after the Civil Rights era, 60 years after the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans, and almost 150 years after America's abolishment of slavery, the vast majority of the images we see in film and on TV are still of Caucasian Americans.Why are media and movies so out-of-touch with th
After the 2008 election of President Obama, many spoke of the beginning of a “post-racial” era for American life and politics. However, at least one University of Chicago professor was saying, not so fast.