African American Women in the News: Gender, Race, and Class by Marian Meyers

By Marian Meyers

African American girls within the News deals the 1st in-depth exam of the numerous representations of Black girls in American journalism, from analyses of assurance of family abuse and "crack moms" to exploration of latest media insurance of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates the complicated and infrequently contradictory pictures of African American ladies in information media via targeted stories of nationwide and native information, the mainstream and Black press, and standard information retailers in addition to more recent electronic structures. She argues that earlier reviews of African americans and the inside track have principally neglected the representations of ladies as specific from males, and the ways that socioeconomic type could be a making a choice on think about how Black ladies are portrayed within the information. Meyers additionally proposes development of paternalistic racism, as specified from the "modern" racism present in past stories of stories insurance of African americans, is likely to represent the media's therapy of African American ladies. Drawing on severe cultural reports and black feminist idea relating illustration and the intersectionality of gender, race and sophistication, Meyers is going past the cultural myths and stereotypes of African American ladies to supply an up to date portrayal of Black girls at the present time.


African American ladies within the News is perfect for classes on African American reviews, American reviews, journalism experiences, media experiences, sociology experiences, women’s experiences and for pro newshounds and scholars of journalism who search to enhance the range and sensitivity in their journalistic practice.

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