In this insightful book, one of America's leading commentators on culture and society turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, examining the relationship between film, race and culture. Acute, richly illustrated and timely, the book deepens our understanding of the politics of race and the symbolic complexity of segregation and discrimination.

Race, Women, and Violence in the Hood

Race, women, and violence in the hood

Precious: You don't see much colored help these days. It was the 60s, those riots up North.

May-Alice: You can't keep 'em [Negroes] down on the farm after they've burned Chicago.

Precious: Well, ours down here have certainly caught the attitude. (Passion ...

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