The Media’s Stereotypical Portrayals of Race
Studies have consistently found that women are roughly a quarter or less of news sources. Counts like these continue to draw awareness and raise questions about why this might be the case. The answers are complicated, but the next question we need to ask ourselves is, what can be done about it?
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peopleofcolorinlove:



Feature films, independent films, short films, and yes even B films. This masterpost has been created to showcase the stories of people of color, who love, laugh, cry, and kick ass. This is by no means the end all list of movies featuring people of color, there are thousands of great films out there, this is just a snippet of films found for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.
 .D R A M A S.
Things Never Said (2013) 
La Mission (2009) 1 & 2 
Mississippi Masala (1991) 
Unbowed (1999) 
Love and Basketball (2000)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Samson and Delilah (2009)
The Last Fall (2012)
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Mabo (2012)
42 (2013)
Jason’s Lyric (1994)
My Family (1995)
Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
.R O M C O M S.
Our Family Wedding (2010) 
About Last Night (2014
American Fusion (2005)
Think Like A Man (2012)
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Baggage Claim (2013)
Politics of Love (2008)
Peeples (2013)
Deliver Us From Eva (2003)
Just Wright (2010)
Hitch (2005)
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)
Fakin da Funk (1997)
Chasing Papi (2003)
Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) 
.D R A M A D I E S.
Brown Sugar (2002) BM/BW
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) LM/BW
The Best Man (1999)
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
The Preacher’s Wife (1996) 
I LIke it Like That (1994)
Soul Food (1997)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Last Holiday (2006)
.R O M A N C E.
Love Jones (1999)
Poetic Justice (1993)
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1998)
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Claudine (1974)
Paris Blues (1961) 
One Love (2003)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Turning 30 (2011)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) 
.A C T I O N/.T H R I L L E R.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Woman Thou Art Loosed On the 7th Day
The Last Letter (2013)
Obsessed (2009)
.L G B T  F I L M S.
Saving Face
Noah’s Arc Jumping the Broom (2008)
Finding Me (2009)
Circumstances (2011)
Gun Hill Road (2011)
The Skinny (2012) 
Drifting Flower
Round Trip 
Elliot Loves (2012)
.S H O R T S.
Tall Enough (2009) 
Love Escapes Us (2014)
This Time (2010)
Dragon of Love (2003)
White Sugar in a Black Pot (2012)
.A N I M AT I O N.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Mulan (1998)
Mulan II (2004)
Aladdin (1992)
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

peopleofcolorinlove:

Feature films, independent films, short films, and yes even B films. This masterpost has been created to showcase the stories of people of color, who love, laugh, cry, and kick ass. This is by no means the end all list of movies featuring people of color, there are thousands of great films out there, this is just a snippet of films found for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

.D R A M A S.

.R O M C O M S.

.D R A M A D I E S.

.R O M A N C E.

.A C T I O N/.T H R I L L E R.

.L G B T  F I L M S.

.S H O R T S.

.A N I M AT I O N.

brandomarlons:

I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

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