For Black women, combating negative cultural and media imagery has been an uphill climb. For Worldview’s occasional series, Images Movies and Race, we reflect on this Martin Luther King Day with a look back to a compelling and award–winning 2010 conversation on racial imagery in American media and film. Richard Steele will talk with historian and media analyst, Brenda Verner.
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
It’s Columbus Day. Over the years, Columbus Day has become something of a Rorschach test on what you think about our history with Native Americans or First Nations peoples. There are lots of places today where indigenous cultures are fighting to survive.
In honor of April being National Poetry Month, Eight Forty-Eight is taking a look at local every day folks immersed in the poetry world. James Rushing is one such poet. Rushing says writing helps him deal with the stereotypes swirling around our culture about black men.