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Ethnic Notions

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56 minutes, color
Source: California Newsreel

This award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American social history. It traces the evolution of anti-black racism through popular culture by examining cartoons, feature films, popular songs, household artifacts and children's rhymes. This film is an excellent introduction to examining issues of stereotyping.

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