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Publisher: Duke University Press Books (October 1, 2012)
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fresh media occasions just like the affirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, the thrashing of Rodney King and its aftermath, and the homicide trial of O.J. Simpson have informed our collective eye at the televised spectacle of race. dwelling colour combines media stories, cultural reports, and demanding race thought to enquire the illustration of race on American TV.Ranging throughout tv genres, old classes, and racial formations, residing Color—as it positions race as a key component of television’s cultural influence—moves the dialogue out of a black-and-white binary and illustrates how classification, gender, and sexuality engage with pictures of race. as well as essays on representations of "Oriental" performers and African american citizens within the early years of tv, this assortment additionally examines how the fame of the past due MTV famous person Pedro Zamora countered racist and homophobic discourses; finds how information assurance on drug use shifted from the white middle-class cocaine consumer within the early Nineteen Eighties to the black "crack mom" of the Nineties; and takes on television assurance of the Rodney King beating and the next unrest in l. a.. different essays think of O.J. Simpson’s homicide trial, evaluating television’s remedy of Simpson to that of Michael Jackson, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Clarence Thomas and consider the racism directed at Asian american citizens by means of the habitual "Dancing Itos" on Jay Leno’s this night exhibit.