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.

Boyz N Girlz in the Hood

Boyz n girlz in the hood

One out of every twenty-one black American males will be murdered in their lifetime. (On-screen opening statement, Boyz N the Hood)

If we in America don't confront the problem – realistically – without empty slogans and promises, but by examining ...

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