By Sarah E. Turner, Sarah Nilsen
The election of President Barack Obama signaled for lots of the belief of a post-racial the US, a kingdom during which racism was once not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many americans espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly advocate the huge ambitions of integration and equivalent remedy with no regard to race, actually this perspective serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges by way of denying and minimizing the consequences of systematic and institutionalized racism.
In The Colorblind Screen, the members research television’s position 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 modifications on the way to have a good time multicultural assimilation, the quantity investigates how this custom denies the numerous social, monetary, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race kinfolk this day. targeting such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters learn the ways that race is learn via tv audiences and enthusiasts. different essays specialize in 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 quantity bargains an enormous intervention within the examine of the televisual illustration of race, enticing with a number of elements of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the US and the duplicitous discursive cause provided by means of the ideology of colorblindness.
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