Ceramic Uncles & Celluloid Mammies

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A study by an African-American studies scholar notes stereotyping objects in popular culture that depict blacks as servile, primitive, or simpleminded and explains how the subtle influences of such seemingly harmless images reinforce antiblack attitudes. Original. Tour.

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From loyal Toms and carefree Samboq to faithful mammies and wide-eyed pickaninnies, images in American culture have depicted blacks as servile, docile, and primitive. Now, this provocative and insightful work identifies these oppressive images, explores their evolution, and shows how they have been imprinted on the American psyche.

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Patricia A. Turner, Professor of Rhetoric and Folklore in the Department of African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, is the author of I Heard It through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture and coauthor of Whispers on the Color Line: Rumor and Race in America.

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