Representation and the Black Body

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  1. In his article, Jackson identifies six "scripts" for the black male body. Which ones did you find most compelling? Do you agreed with Jackson's evaluation of the ways that black male bodies are scripted in U.S. society?
  2. What aspect of the documentary film, Ethnic Notions, did you find most interesting or effective? If you were to make a documentary on the subject of race and the representation of blackness, how would you approach the subject? What images would you use? Who would narrate and/or appear in it?
  3. What did you find most striking about the documentary, The Life and Times of Sara Baartman? Do you think that Sara Baartman's life has any contemporary relevance? If so, what? If not, why not?
  4. How would you describe the portrayal of black female bodies and black women's sexuality in the media today? Are there noticeable patterns? Do bell hooks’ critiques have any contemporary relevance? Why or why not?

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MrMark
School: Duke University

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Representation and the Black Body
In his article, Jackson identifies six "scripts" for the black male body. Which ones did you
find most compelling? Do you agree with Jackson's evaluation of the ways that black male
bodies are scripted in U.S. society?
Among the six scripts that Jackson addresses the one that I find so much compelling is
"black masculine body as exploitable." Indeed like Jackson addresses, there are so many ways in
which the blacks are exploited in the United States. For instance, in the criminal justice sector,
the black males are significantly exploited because they constitute the highest ratio of inmates in
the country. The inmates are exploited through cheap labor among other ways. The blacks also
are exploited because they form they are the ones who are vindicated for drugs used in the
country when most of the drug users in t...

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