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1990 S Blackness Essay

Using at least 9 examples of 1990’s mass media sourcesread, or viewed from the 1990’s (The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The New York Times, old media broadcast, documentaries). Trace the trajectory of a commonmedia narrative that links the events of the Rodney King, Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill, and OJ Simpson. Besure to use ONE of the key terms below throughout the essay to explicitly identify and define the media narrative andexplain why your chosen narrative is key to understanding the depictionof Blackness in the 1990s.

A successful essay will have a strong thesis statement that makesconsistent use of textual evidence, informed by close readings andanalysis of your points.

American Dream

Assimilation

Class

Cult of Personality

Critical Media Studies

Gender

Hermeneutics of Suspicion

Hypermasculinity

Ideology

Intersectionality

Meritocracy

New Racism

Stereotypes

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