Title page for ETD etd-08122010-132114

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Andry, Katrina M
Author's Email Address kandry1@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-08122010-132114
Title Western Interpretation of the Other: How Negative Stereotypes Perpetuated Against Blacks Have Shaped Our Culture
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Arp, Kimberly Committee Chair
Ariaz, Jeremiah Committee Member
Celentano, Denyce Committee Member
Kelly, Kellie Committee Member
Koptcho, Leslie Committee Member
  • western culture
  • black people
  • negative stereotypes
Date of Defense 2010-07-11
Availability unrestricted
This thesis examines the history and nature of stereotypes propagated against blacks from the African Exploration to present day. Therefore by understanding the nature of these stereotypes one can better understand the consequences they’ve had on the black community and they’ve helped to maintain racism in America. This thesis further investigates the media’s role in maintaining racist attitudes towards blacks and how separating people in categories ranking from superior which consequentially breeds inferiority is advantageous to the majority rule in America. In conclusion the problem presented in this thesis has no concrete solution other than the viewer’s perspective after engaging the artwork that this thesis supports.
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