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Color Them Black

Adilifu Nama

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the impact of the lack of black superheroes on both black and white children. It argues that concern over media effects on black children who admire white superheroes is overly ... More


Don’t Believe the Hype: The Racial Representation of Mike Tyson in Three Acts

Thabiti Lewis

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines race as a factor in the performance of a sports celebrity, using Mike Tyson as a focus. It contends that black athletes were often represented as villains in sport, as shown in ... More


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