Compare and contrast at least one old(er) film that depicts the stereotype with at least one contemporary film that depicts the stereotype in whatever form it takes today.

For your first essay (2-3 pages), you will explore the history of a racial stereotype and how it has transformed into its current manifestation. In order to do this, you will need to compare and contrast at least one old(er) film that depicts the stereotype with at least one contemporary film that depicts the stereotype in whatever form it takes today. You will need to quote from at least one outside and academic source (i.e. a scholarly journal article found in the library databases, a book about racial depictions in cinema written by an academic, etc.) for this paper, although you are free to use more sources. For this particular assignment, you do not need to choose any of the stereotypes that we have discussed or will discuss in class; in fact, I encourage you to explore an Asian-American or Latino-American stereotype.

Suggestions for topics:

The Mammy

The Coon

The Bandit

The Latino/Hispanic Maid

The Drunk Indian

The Jezebel

The Sapphire

The Picnicking

The Loyal Sidekick Indian

The Black Buck/Brute

F Manchu

The Dragon Lady

The Urban Coon

Charlie Chan

China Doll stereotype

Indian Princess

Noble Savage

The Shaman

The Latin Lover

NOTE: Make sure to choose the two films old and new and cite it for me.

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