Tag Archives: discrimination and prejudice

Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

Many people hold the belief that advertising does not affect them, stating that they are the exception to its influence.  However, Jean Kibourne challenges this assumption in her shocking 1999 documentary called Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women. … Continue reading

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Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes

Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes (1968) is a famous experiment done by Jane Elliot, where she gives her third grade students “a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination” (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/).  She does this by dividing her class superior and inferior … Continue reading

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Good Hair

“Good Hair,” it seems like such a benign term, however to the Black American female community this term embodies expectations that have racist roots. The film Good Hair (2009) details the extreme measures Black American females go through -including, spending … Continue reading

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Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) is about two best friends that end up getting sent to Guantanamo Bay, because a women on an airline thinks that Kumar (who is Asian Indian) is a middle eastern terrorist trying … Continue reading

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Crash

The movie Crash, which came out in 2004, explores how average people consciously or unconsciously harbor negative stereotypes about one another.  Multiple car crashes in the movie bring the multiracial cast of characters together in unexpected ways.  Most importantly, watching … Continue reading

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