The Mythical and Majestic Black Family: Beating Stereotypes black-ish Season 4

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. DaKysha Moore & Gary Guffey


Communication Arts

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Publication Date

Spring 2019


Even though the number of African Americans on television has increased, they are still dealing with some of the same typical stereotypes being portrayed about them on television. This is why being aware of and understanding the messages that you are receiving while watching television is important. The purpose of this research is to study how African American family culture is portrayed on television. The researcher conducted a thematic analysis to observe the most profound themes in the sitcom black-ish season 4. The three themes for this series are 1) parenting, 2) the overall image of African American culture from outside world, and 3) challenges of being a working mother.

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