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Venise T. Berry

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Chapter 8: From Good Times to the Cosby Show: Perceptions of Changing Televised Images among Black Fathers and Sons

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From Good Times to the Cosby Show: Perceptions of Changing Televised Images among Black Fathers and Sons
From good times to the cosby show: Perceptions of changing televised images among black fathers and sons
VeniseT.Berry

Young black men run the highest risk of losing their life to violent crimes (64.6%); 41% of black youth are raised in fatherless homes; and black males account for 42% of all men in American prisons

MatneyJohnson, 1984HareHare1984
Introduction

With statistics like these, it is no wonder that the image of low-income black males in our society is often a dismal and confusing one, both on television and in reality. Many studies have examined televised male sex roles that evolve from stereotypical ideologies of gender. They indicate that images usually center around the male as ...

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