Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing by Sarah J. Jackson

By Sarah J. Jackson

Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations approximately race, famous person, and protest within the twenty-first century demand a more in-depth exam of the evolution of dissent by way of black celebrities and their reception within the public sphere. This booklet makes a speciality of the way in which the mainstream and black press have lined circumstances of arguable political dissent by way of African American celebrities from Paul Robeson to Kanye West. Jackson considers the next questions: 1) What certain organisation is obtainable to celebrities with racialized identities to provide evaluations of yank tradition? 2) How have reporters in either the mainstream and black press constrained or facilitated this company via framing? What does this say concerning the various position of journalism in American racial politics? three) How have framing traits relating to those figures shifted from the mid-twentieth century to the twenty-first century? via a chain of case reviews that still contains Eartha Kitt, Sister Souljah, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jackson illustrates the moving public narratives and old moments that either restrict and permit African American celebrities within the wake of creating public politicized statements that critique the permitted racial, financial, and army structures within the United States.

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