Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. American Studies Program
The following paper will examine how the breakdown of politically motivated racism easily translated into popular culture. Defining African Americans only as stereotypes allowed for the hegemony that had kept African Americans inferior, to endure into a new era, one dominated almost wholly by popular culture. Divided into three chapters, this paper will systematically demonstrate how historically, politically, socially, and ideologically the African American race has been castigated and prostrated by those in power.
white hegemony, popular culture, african americans
Recommended CitationThornton, Rebecca, "Shaping Realities: A Study of the Connection Between White Hegemony in Popular Culture and the Deprecatory Self-Image of African Americans" (1999). Honors Theses. Paper 342.
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