Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This thesis examines the history and nature of stereotypes propagated against blacks from the African Exploration to present day. Therefore by understanding the nature of these stereotypes one can better understand the consequences they’ve had on the black community and they’ve helped to maintain racism in America. This thesis further investigates the media’s role in maintaining racist attitudes towards blacks and how separating people in categories ranking from superior which consequentially breeds inferiority is advantageous to the majority rule in America. In conclusion the problem presented in this thesis has no concrete solution other than the viewer’s perspective after engaging the artwork that this thesis supports.
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Andry, Katrina M., "Western interpretation of the other: how the perpetuation of negative stereotypes against blacks have shaped our culture" (2010). LSU Master's Theses. 1850.