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HUM 134: Images of Black Americans - Gray

Images of the Stereotypes

 An image from the book Uncle Tom's Cabin An image of the zip coon stereotype 50 Cent

An image from Uncle Tom's Cabin             An image of the zip coon stereotype                       The rapper 50 Cent          

Uncle Tom

Here are some specific academic articles that are relevant to the Uncle Tom stereotype:

Springarn, Adena. "When 'Uncle Tom' Became an Insult." The Root, 17 May 2010. https://www.theroot.com/when-uncle-tom-became-an-insult-1790879561

Zimmerman, Jonathan. “The Real March Madness: Duke, Uncle Tom, and Success as a ‘White’ Value.” Christian Science Monitor, 24 Mar. 2011, p. N.PAG. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=59543953&site=eds-live.

Lacy, Lisa. “Unboxing Racism.” Adweek, vol. 61, no. 14, June 2020, p. 3. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=143886390&site=eds-live.

Thompson, Cheryl. "How 'Uncle Tom' Still Impacts Racial Politics." The Conversation, 3 Feb. 2021. https://theconversation.com/how-uncle-tom-still-impacts-racial-politics-152201

"Why African Americans Loathe 'Uncle Tom.'" NPR, 30 July 2008. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93059468

Apollo: The International Art Magazine - Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines on the visual arts. It covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work, as well as providing in-depth discussion of the latest art news and debates.

CNN - A general news outlet that reports on a wide variety of issues.

Ebony: Entertainment & Culture - A subsection of the magazine that provides information on issues relevant to black women.

The Hollywood Reporter - Reporting on current events in the movie industry, film culture, and film business.

Huffington Post: Black Voices - A subsection of the news and entertainment magazine that focuses on issues relevant to African-Americans.

NewsOne - News and information for and about blacks in America.

The Root - A web magazine that focuses on African-American issues including the media, Hollywood, and politics.

Coon/Zip Coon

Scholarly articles are excellent sources of information for your research paper. Use the databases below to locate peer-reviewed scholarly articles on the coon/Zip Coon stereotype. If you are off campus, you may need to enter your library barcode for access. Remember to use key words when searching!

Brooks, Christopher. "Zip Coon." The American Mosaic: The African American Experience, ABC-CLIO, 2021, africanamerican2.abc-clio.com.ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/Search/Display/1402283.

Euell, Kim. “Signifyin(g) Ritual: Subverting Stereotypes, Salvaging Icons.” African American Review, vol. 31, no. 4, Winter 1997, pp. 667–675. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/3042335.

Nuruddin, Yusuf. "Jim Crow Stereotypes in Film." The American Mosaic: The African American Experience, ABC-CLIO, 2021, africanamerican2.abc-clio.com.ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/Search/Display/1486182.

Schroeder, Patricia R. "Passing for Black: Coon Songs and the Performance of Race." English Faculty Publications, vol. 4, 2010, https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=english_fac

Ebony: Entertainment & Culture - A subsection of the magazine that provides information on issues relevant to black women.

Huffington Post: Black Voices - A subsection of the news and entertainment magazine that focuses on issues relevant to African-Americans.

NewsOne - News and information for and about blacks in America.

The Root - A web magazine that focuses on African-American issues including the media, Hollywood, and politics.

The Source - A hip hop news and culture magazine covering the latest trends.

XXL - A hip hop news and lifestyle magazine.

The Savage

Here are some specific academic articles that are relevant to the savage stereotype:

Search for books in the HELM catalog. If there is a book you would like to borrow that RCC does not own, fill out the interlibrary loan request form. We'll do our best to borrow the book from another library for you!

Hackman, Rose. "'It’s Like We're Seen as Animals': Black Men on Their Vulnerability and Resilience." The Guardian, 12 July 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/12/black-men-america-violence-vulnerable-detroit

Apollo: The International Art Magazine - Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines on the visual arts. It covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work, as well as providing in-depth discussion of the latest art news and debates.

CNN - A general news outlet that reports on a wide variety of issues.

Ebony: Entertainment & Culture - A subsection of the magazine that provides information on issues relevant to black women.

The Hollywood Reporter - Reporting on current events in the movie industry, film culture, and film business.

Huffington Post: Black Voices - A subsection of the news and entertainment magazine that focuses on issues relevant to African-Americans.

NewsOne - News and information for and about blacks in America.

The Root - A web magazine that focuses on African-American issues including the media, Hollywood, and politics.