My project focused on the Media’s inaccurate and derogatory portrayal of Black women from slavery leading up to today. I wanted to bring attention to the subtle ways that social media, and television warp our view of Black women as well as the impacts it has on society as a whole. I conducted in depth research on the topic before beginning my filming. Once I had my background down, I began interviewing people around campus from students to faculty to get their prospective on the issue. After I concluded my interviews, I put together a mini documentary on the subject. Projects like this are very important in the deconstructing of harmful stereotypes placed on marginalized groups in todays society.
Boy Bye! : The Media’s Negative Portrayal of Black Women
- by Zach Johnson