Throughout history many films and TV shows have had cultural impacts on the society we live in today. Not every show or film has a positive result, but a film I have recently watched that has had a huge cultural impact on our society is the film called “Straight Outta Compton”. “Straight Outta Compton” shed light on the struggles the African American community have been going through since the early 90’s, while helping promote black pride, and opening a new era of music. This movie mainly focuses on what was going on in the 90’s. While, many problems between cops and African Americans were happening, a newly formed music group N.W.A. and their music career had sky rocketed.
Film makers continue to misrepresent African-Americans in movies depicting them as characters, such as the brash women, domestic workers, thugs, and the “magical negro”. The brash African American women is depicted as being rude and having an attitude towards people in her immediate surrounding. The brash women in depicted as being loud mouth and not caring for what other people might think of her. These images are bad since people who do not live in close to the African-American community could stereotype and assume that all African American women act with a brash personality. Surprisingly, many of the films that includes the brash stereotype is found in African American film maker Tyler Perry.
Angel Reyes Music 351 Red ID-816493113 Racial Tensions Expressed Through Music The film, “Do the Right Thing”, released on 1989 was written and directed by Spike Lee, an influential movie entertainer. This movie takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, a saturated city of minority social groups. During this time, African Americans, Caucasians, and other racial groups were inclined to play a major roles in segregation and violence. This movie is a perfect example of how a typical person living in the suburbs would live, capturing both social and psychological conflicts of the time.
As Can’t Stop Won't Stop continues to progress to the 1970’s, Jeff Chang addresses the developments, changes and increasing influence of hip-hop. Hip-hop’s influence and popularity seemingly spread globally overnight. Hip-hop culture took on new aspects and the motives for expressing the art continued to grow and change for artists. Throughout the chapters, Chang highlights the evolutions of hip-hop, hip-hop’s new audiences and the increase in drugs and violence in hip-hop during a rebellion ear. In the late 1970s, many citizens in the Bronx began to see a dramatic change in hip-
An example of this racism and stereotyping in TV shows made as humor is the ever long lasting show, The Simpsons. A long running joke on this show is the use Hindus only working in grocery stores and giving their owners very stereotypical name for being Hindu. These subtle but racist on going joking, but the public think it is okay to have these racist mindsets. Using stereotypes are also happens frequently in movies.
Hip Hop is an expressive art form that uses rhymes, rhythm, figurative language, beats, and song lyrics to tell both fictional and true stories about one’s self, environment, and society. Jay Z, an iconic Hip Hop legend, once said in his song ‘A Dream,’ “Remind yourself, Nobody built like you, You designed yourself!” Putting religious concerns aside, the previous quote has some positivity. Just like this Jay Z song, there are various rap(another term for Hip Hop) songs and artists that send positive messages through their lyrics.
Hip hop music is a music genre formed in the United States in the 1970s that consists of a rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture. Hip hop as both a musical genre and a culture was formed during the 1970s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York especially among African American youth residing in the Bronx. At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables to extend the breaks. Hip hop's early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum-machines became widely available and affordable.
This film were Whites and Chicano students separate from each other meaning that the whites students don 't want to be around the Mexicans students and the Mexicans students didn 't want to be around the whites students either. Making an illusion of race and ethnicity that whites are superior than Mexicans which through the movies Whites called Mexicans "Taco sellers" in a putdown way. The film showed how Chicano students were fed up with the discrimination they were facing in school and how they organized to fight for their equal rights in school. Yet the white students also organized to try unorganized the Chicano students. There were two scenes were the whites tried to put fear in the Chicano students when first they exploded a Chicano car while in a meeting.
The music-themed bio-drama, Straight Outta Compton, dominated the box office field over the weekend - vigorously establishing itself as one of the surprise hits of the summer. Debuting with a massive $56.1 million payday, Straight Outta Compton, depicting the highs and lows of the gangsta rap group, N.W.A, surpassed initial expectations - and was met with warm, sterling reviews from critics and moviegoers, alike (boasting a 88% fresh rating and a 96% audience approval, respectively, at Rotten Tomatoes). By comparison, Straight Outta Compton outpaced similarity themed films, like 2002 's 8 Mile ($51.2 million) - loosely based on the life of popular rapper, Eminem, along with 2009 's Notorious ($20.4 million) - based on the life of The Notorious B.I.G. Sliding one spot is the former back-to-back box office champion, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation -
We watched the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was released in May of 2007 and was directed by Yves Simoneau and produced by Tom Thayer and Dick Wolf. The setting of the movie is the out west like in South Dakota. The Indians believed that the Black Hills and the Bad Lands were the holy land that was given to them by their great spirit. These Indians who have lived here for many generations are getting kicked out of their land because the U.S. government wants the gold that is in the mines. The U.S. government is trying to get all the Indian leaders to come live on the reservation with the other Indian tribes that have agreed to this arrangement.