WBEZ | stereotypes http://www.wbez.org/tags/stereotypes Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en How Film and Media Stereotypes Affect the African-American Experience http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-15/how-film-and-media-stereotypes-affect-african-american-experience <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/12%20years%20good%20good.jpeg" title="Lupita Nyong'o in a scene from the motion picture, ’12 Years a Slave’. For her performance, Nyong'o won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. (Entertainment One)" /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/242572058&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">How Film and Media Stereotypes Affect the African-American Experience</span></strong></p><p>For Black women, combating negative cultural and media imagery has been an uphill climb. For <em>Worldview&rsquo;s</em> occasional series, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/images-movies-and-race"><em>Images Movies and Race</em></a>, we reflect on this Martin Luther King Day with a look back to a compelling and award&ndash;winning 2010 conversation on racial imagery in American media and film. Richard Steele will talk with Brenda Verner, an historian, media analyst and Chicagoan, about historic representations of Black women AND men in American culture and how it&rsquo;s affected the African-American experience. From her childhood in Altgeld Gardens - through her studies at Cornell and Harvard - to being a national writer and speaker &ndash; Verner says she&rsquo;s dedicated her life to &ldquo;informing and empowering&rdquo; African-Americans.</p><p><strong>GUESTS:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/real-deal-best-wbezs-richard-steele-according-his-colleagues-110914">Richard Steele</a> is a host/producer for WBEZ and Vocalo</p><p>Brenda Verner is an historian and media analyst</p><p><em><strong>This conversation won a <a href="http://www.nabj.org/?STERADIO2011">2011</a> National Association of Black Journalists &#39;Radio Excellence Award&#39;</strong></em></p></p> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-15/how-film-and-media-stereotypes-affect-african-american-experience How Stereotypes of Mental Health Affect Us http://www.wbez.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/2015-11-06/how-do-stereotypes-mental-health-affect-us-113672 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/alixgen.JPG" alt="" /><p><div id="res453994994" style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="http://embed.ted.com/talks/alix_generous_how_i_learned_to_communicate_my_inner_life_with_asperger_s.html?zone=npr2" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; border-style: initial; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="560"></iframe></div><div id="res454901983"><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><em>Check out part two of the&nbsp;TED Radio Hour&nbsp;episode&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/453993626/headspace" target="_blank">Headspace</a>.</em></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>About Alix Generous&#39; TED Talk</strong></span></p><p>Twenty-three-year-old&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alixgenerous.com/" target="_blank">Alix Generous</a>&nbsp;describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/generousalix" target="_blank">Alix Generous</a>&nbsp;is a student, mental health advocate and researcher who is passionate about molecular biology and neuroscience. She encourages people like her to share their intelligence and insights.</p><p>She is co-owner of the startup&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autismsees.com/" target="_blank">AutismSees</a>, which develops technology to help all kinds of people give presentations and be better prepared for job or college interviews.</p><p>As a student, Generous has published her research on coral reefs in the journalConsilience. She has also served as a youth delegate for the UN Convention of Climate Change (COP19).</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/2015-11-06/how-do-stereotypes-mental-health-affect-us-113672 Creating racial reality through advertising and film http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/creating-racial-reality-through-advertising-and-film <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//archives/images/cityroom/wv_20100820a_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>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 <st1:personname w:st="on">C</st1:personname>aucasian Americans.</p><p>Why are media and movies so out-of-touch with the real diversity of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>? <st1:personname w:st="on">H</st1:personname>ow did we get here? Where do we go from here?</p><p>Today, film contributor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/contributor/milos-stehlik" target="_blank">Milos Stehlik</a> continues an occasional series called <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/images-movies-and-race" target="_blank"><em>Images, <st1:personname w:st="on">M</st1:personname>ovies and Race</em></a></em>. Today, Milos spends the hour with two African-American trailblazers of the advertising industry. Shirley Riley-Davis is a winner of numerous advertising copywriting and creative awards during a career that has led her from <st1:city w:st="on">Pittsburgh</st1:city> to <st1:state w:st="on">New York</st1:state>'s "<st1:personname w:st="on">M</st1:personname>ad" Avenue to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on"><st1:personname w:st="on">C</st1:personname>hicago</st1:city></st1:place>. And <st1:personname w:st="on"><a href="http://www.colum.edu/academics/marketing_communication/faculty/hallen.php" target="_blank"><st1:personname w:st="on">H</st1:personname>erbert Allen</a></st1:personname> is a <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on"><st1:personname w:st="on">C</st1:personname>hicago</st1:city></st1:place> playwright, professor of marketing at Columbia College, and advertising strategist who innovated concepts of market segmentation.<br> <br> <strong> A film about the actual 'Red Ball Express,' which was 75% black:</strong><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KjAjBJ51dCY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="640"></p><p><br> <iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ggkLhL2xjdc" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/_Mk2Tca88Xo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="480"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7b3313ch6lU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="480"></p></p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/creating-racial-reality-through-advertising-and-film Worldview 10.10.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-101011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-october/2011-10-07/searchers.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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. Today, we continue our occasional series <em>Images, Movies and Race</em> with a look at media representations of Native Americans. <em>Worldview</em> film contributor Milos Stehlik speaks with Dorene Wiese. She's a filmmaker, historian and president of the American Indian Association of Illinois. Then, we hear how an anthropologist is using high-tech tools to keep one indigenous culture in Peru on the world map.</p></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-101011 Columbus Day look at how imagery shaped U.S. policy and attitudes toward Native Americans http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-10/columbus-day-look-how-imagery-shaped-us-policy-and-attitudes-toward-nati <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-07/dances with wolves.jpg.crop_display.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Well it’s Columbus Day. Over the years Columbus Day has become something of Rorschach test on what you think about our history with Native Americans or First Nation people. Jerome McDonnell saw a Columbus Day e-card the other day that said, "Let’s celebrate Columbus Day by moving into someone’s house and telling them we live there now."</p><p>Probably most of our perceptions about native Americans is from what we see in our films and on television. Today we revisit an installment of our occasional series <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/images-movies-and-race"><em>Images, Movies and Race</em></a>. <em>Worldview</em> Film Contributor, Milos Stehlik, from <a href="http://www.facets.org/">Facets Multimedia</a> spoke with Dorene Wiese. She’s a filmmaker, historian and president of the <a href="http://www.chicago-american-indian-edu.org/">American Indian Association of Illinois</a>.</p><p>Dorene and Milos focused on how historical images of Native Americans in film and media helped form U.S. policy and attitudes towards Native Americans.</p></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-10/columbus-day-look-how-imagery-shaped-us-policy-and-attitudes-toward-nati Local poet uses writing to combat stereotypes http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-11/local-poet-uses-writing-combat-stereotypes-85013 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-11/James Rushing Flickr NWA.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In honor of April being <a href="http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41" target="_blank">National Poetry Month</a>, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> 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.<br> <br> Rushing is part of the <a href="http://www.jot.org/" target="_blank">Neighborhood Writing Alliance</a>.</p></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-11/local-poet-uses-writing-combat-stereotypes-85013