Thursday, April 26, 2012

Portrayal of African men by Hollywood

This video is clever. It attempts to contradict the stereotype of African men depicted in Hollywood. The African Man  video does ask for money at the end which is also funny in its own way.

I never wanted to admit that Hollywood has a tremendous influence on how Americans see certain parts of the World. Maybe I am in is hard to admit that a country with access to Google and Wikipedia cannot be bothered to find out even the geography of Africa. Truth be told, before I did research on Africa I myslef suffered (and continue to suffer) from ignorance.

But as my students love to tell me....that is what the internet is for. 

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