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“Green Book” Continues Old Tropes and Tired Racial Narratives

“Green Book” Continues Old Tropes and Tired Racial Narratives

By Josh Petersen

November 20, 2018

  The Academy Award season is officially upon us, which means that it’s time for an Oscar-friendly historical drama about race relations. Most recent years have one: “Hidden Figures” in 2016 or “The Help” in 2011 or “The Blind Side” in 2009. You probably know the drill. The film...

Barber: 1947: Race in the United States

Barber: 1947: Race in the United States

By Shaelyn Barber

April 8, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale — a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins, “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascinating...

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