This Independent Study explores the importance of representation in cartoons and comics amongst Black young males. The study examines the history of racist and problematic imagery in cartoons and comics that has plagued, stereotyped and limited the Black community both historically and modernly. The study further examines the extent to which representation is important amongst young black males and how it frames now only their self- perception, but also how non- Black others view them.
Sociology and Anthropology
Lewis, Lalah, "White Superhero, Black Sidekick: A study of Representation of Black people in Cartoons and Comics and the Effect on One’s Self-Perception" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8395.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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