Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.

Wer „Jim Crow“ war und was „Jim Crow Rules“ bedeuten. Auch über rassistische Stereotypen im Kino wird geschrieben:

Angela Bassett, nominated for an academy award in 1993 (Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It), rejected the role of Leticia (in Monster’s Ball, Anm. von mir). In an interview with Newsweek, she said: “It’s about character, darling. I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film. I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality.” Bassett’s assessment was harsh and probably overstated. Leticia was portrayed as a “loose woman:” drinking from a bottle, slouched, legs open, later initiating sex with a man she barely knew. She ended the movie as a “kept woman,” not a prostitute – her status is a function of the harsh realities of being a poor, Black woman in a society that devalues the poor, the Black, and women. Bassett insisted that she was not criticizing Berry so much as she was criticizing the Hollywood system for continuing to typecast black women in demeaning roles. This was a reasonable criticism. Only a handful of Black actresses and actors have won academy awards, and most won because they brought depth and complexity to otherwise one-dimensional stereotypical roles: Hattie McDaniel played a Mammy in Gone With the Wind (1939); Sidney Poitier played a Tom, albeit a dignified one, in Lilies of the Field (1964), and Denzell Washington was a rogue cop, a variant of the Brute in Training Day (2000).

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2 Antworten:

  1. Psst: -w, nicht Russells Bruder.

  2. Ups, danke für den Hinweis.