These media programs operate as psychosocial exploitation agendas. These programs are intended to fracture African Americans’ sense of Black racial identity, commitment, and harmony by enslaving them to images of the most deceptive worst in themselves while persuading them that they respect, value, and trust only Whites. It is a clandestine arrangement of power that secures the prolongation of white supremacy by ensuring that African Americans continue to be the most culturally debased and most economically oppressed people in America. Not only is it in main stream media, but black entertainment is also posing an issue. The media’s incessant battering of the African American consciousness is deliberately adulterating their feeling of cultural cohesion, shaping the fiber of self-hatred, and producing... ... middle of paper ... ... the additional dispersal of this toxin among our people, and we must abolish the control of those who are spreading it.
Bigger now has to face the consequences of reality. He becomes “The total embodiment of that society’s hatred, prejudices and resentments against the Black men.” (Amis) Although black people were already despised throughout the book, Bigger has given them another reason to look down upon the Black community. E... ... middle of paper ... ...tify his wrongful doings. Wherever one turns, “it is ultimately because of the racism of the white world that Bigger kills.” (Gallegher) In terms of the essential, Bigger is a victim of his own environment: the killing is an accident and Bigger is innocent. These such forces have impacted his life dramatically so we see the effect it has on him.
Society has established a massive approach to preserve the notion of white normality. Everything that deviates from this white normality is looked down on. As the privileged class continues to define normality through mass media, African Americans are unconsciously forced into lives cloaked with self-hatred. The misconstrued portrayal of Black America in the media magnifies the negative aspects of the culture to the point that it deforms reality. These media outlets operate as sources of psychosocial exploitation.
Bigger has been so psychologically beat down in his own community and trained to believe that he is a lesser person that he even feels the need to get ahead amongst his own friends, fighting Gus to “feel the equal” of him (41). Yet his anger still translates most directly to the white people whom he blames for it. He describes the deep and "inarticulate hate" he feels toward Jan and Mary but cannot place the immediate cause of it. This is the partial and subconscious reason that Bigger kills Mary (67). For the first time, Bigger feels a semblance of control over his situation and over the white world that Mary represents in that moment.
As evil prevails agony arises and the language of racism dominates. Stereotyping is a major category where it seems that characters built walls of hate around them to protect their identity such as Ludacris who was angry that people destroyed him , the inferiority complex resulted in violence and self bolstering. The movie lines up that cultural blindness breeds terror, anger and frustration as incidents related to Mat Dillon whose white dominancy mentality leads him to target a black 2 couple. On another note, racial profiling and generalization cumulate negative, contrast and Dissociative identity disorder which appears in his double standards and behaviors who went of the line of duty at so... ... middle of paper ... ... and racism. Getting into the society` mind and understanding the 6 underlying reasons besides the contributive factors to discrimination origins can pave the way to transform positively and stir away from negative thoughts and behaviors.
According to Fanon, the Black man is a creation of the White man. The former internalizes the negative images and character traits White people inscribe on him. Moreover, as the negative image of Blackness is perpetually contrasted with the “purity,” the positive traits that are commonly ascribed to Whiteness, Black people increasingly identify with the aggressor and aspire to become White. Thus, victims of racism suffer from the internalized self-hate and the frustration that grows out of the desire for the unattainable – White people’s recognition. In Fanon’s view, Whites are not able to see past the dehumanizing image that they themselves have created, because they relegate Blacks and other oppressed minorities into a zone of non-being.
Allen, “The ideology of male supremacy is the enemy of all of us, for it beguiles us into accepting white supremacist notions of domination, and the "normalization" of violence as the means to maintain control over others” it supports the notion that black men and women are both affected by white supremacy. White supremacy affects all black individuals regardless of background. Its omnipresence is greatly understated and affects the black community to this day. Ifemelu is essentially used as a highlighter to distinguish and point out the specific instances that affect people in her position and the position of those around her. As well as Dike, he symbolizes the effect and toxicity of an individual Black man, without a sense of identity, in a predominantly white space.
This image led to others similar to it- the violence and contempt towards women. The women of Twin Peaks all seemed to have something in common, where they were all either murdered, portrayed as weak, deceptive, and/or abused by the male characters. The dangers that stem from showing such images on national television are that the audience, typically composed of males, would become desensitized to these images, and further, believe that the bold stance that Twin Peaks takes on femininity is true. Twin Peaks treats domestic violence and abuse with a creepy insensitivity. The incestuous relationship between Laura and her father Leland is almost ignored- being blamed on the possessive spirit, BOB.
Naturalism and Determinism in Native Son "Today Bigger Thomas and that mob are strangers, yet they hate. They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces." This passage epitomizes for Richard Wright, the most radical effects of criminal racial situation in America. However, perhaps the most important role of this passage is the way in which it embodies Wright's overall philosophy of Naturalism or Social Realism.
Therefore, the super-ego is civilization and with the establishment of the super-ego comes a sense of bad conscience. Because it is internalized, the super-ego omnisciently regulates both our thoughts and deeds. The black man is hence for white culture the “the burden of original sin” (Fanon 168). Racism in this way is essentially a kind of defense reaction, which, in a way, explains why racism so powerfully enforces and reaffirms relations of separation and distance – the white man wants as much distance