Summer Engagement: Race on Netflix
I am a rising Junior at UMass Amherst studying African American Studies and Biology, on a premedical track. I am interested in racial health disparities in health care, as well as how the black lived experience is portrayed in both media and film.
Topics covered in each session will center around three ideas: cinematic stereotypes, counter-stereotypes, and the oppositional gaze. Each episode will look at how race, police brutality, and gender are mentioned, discussed and portrayed in the everyday lives of black folk.