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Race and Film (Jennifer Smyth)

For discussion

1. How has the film industry regulated race on screen and how have filmmakers circumvented these rules?
2. Does whiteness exist on screen?
3. Why are mixed race characters problematic in the cinematic construction of race?

Readings

Richard Dyer, White (1997)

Camilla Fojas and Mary Beltran, eds., Mixed Race Hollywood (2008)

Linda Williams, Playing the Race Card (2001)