The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America


The election of President Barack Obama signaled for lots of the conclusion of a post-racial the USA, a state during which racism was once not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many american citizens espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly recommend the huge ambitions of integration and equivalent remedy with out regard to race, genuinely this angle serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges via denying and minimizing the results of systematic and institutionalized racism.

In The Colorblind Screen, the participants learn television’s function because the significant discursive medium within the articulation and contestation of racialized identities within the usa. whereas the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a “colorblind” ideology that foregrounds racial ameliorations that allows you to have a good time multicultural assimilation, the amount investigates how this tradition denies the numerous social, monetary, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race kin this day. targeting such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters learn the ways that race is learn through tv audiences and enthusiasts. different essays concentrate on how visible structures of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted proceed to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 tv. the amount bargains a huge intervention within the research of the televisual illustration of race, enticing with a number of features of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the US and the duplicitous discursive intent provided by means of the ideology of colorblindness.

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