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 belief of a post-racial the USA, a kingdom during which racism used to be now not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many americans espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly suggest the vast objectives of integration and equivalent therapy with no regard to race, surely this perspective serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges by means of denying and minimizing the consequences of systematic and institutionalized racism.

In The Colorblind Screen, the individuals 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 transformations in an effort to have a good time multicultural assimilation, the amount investigates how this custom denies the numerous social, fiscal, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race family members 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 lovers. different essays specialise in how visible buildings of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted proceed to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 tv. the quantity deals an enormous intervention within the learn of the televisual illustration of race, enticing with a number of points of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the USA and the duplicitous discursive motive provided through the ideology of colorblindness.

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