Suspect Number 1

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 9/25/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Suspect Number 1: The Criminalization of Black Men in the Media
It’s time to talk about the way that black men are portrayed in the media. In early film and television, black characters were strictly categorized. From brutal savages to submissives, from characters of comic fodder to lazy subhuman creatures, the typical black man was only presented in specific and offensive ways. Fast forward to the new millennium and black men are often portrayed as criminals and thugs. This has contributed to the perceptions of black men as “Suspect Number 1.” In this session, participants will explore these stereotypical portrayals and discuss how this affects bias against black men in society.
Library: Main Branch
Location: East Orange Room