Justifying Injustice: How Caricatured Depictions of African Americans Impacted Worldwide Perception
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Bachelor of arts (BA)
Despite racist depictions of African Americans in art seeming to be behind us, the consequences of such representation, including the baggage of stereotypes alongside them, live on. This paper will argue that the racist caricaturing of Black people throughout history has been used as a form of propaganda, affecting the overall perception of African Americans and influencing policies that have determined them as belonging to the lower levels of the American caste system.
Noble, Jaida, "Justifying Injustice: How Caricatured Depictions of African Americans Impacted Worldwide Perception" (2022). Global Honors Theses. 89.
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