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Conscious Filmmaker, Activist for Women and Children

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Do Black Representations in Visual Culture effect the outcomes of justice?

I believe this question is hard for some Americans to answer. We know that race effects the justice for African Americans but we defend that it doesn't because we see a handful of African Americans that represent a small percentage that are successful. We tend to think because we have seen some positive images in visual cutlure as Nelson Mandela, Obama, Oprah, Kevin Garnet, Ozwald Boateng and others that race doesn't come into play. Then the case of Trayvon Martin is televised and we the visual representation flashed of negative images that in return effect the outcome of the justice not for Zimmerman but for teh vcitime Trayvon Martin. As a filmmaker it is my responsibility to create an image that will promote unity and not guide individuals of making unconscious decisions because of visual images of the past. That is what needs to be improved in the world.

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    Dec 8 2013: I think people do know that race can affect the justice people receive. But I think there is only benefit in portraying the contributions to the world of people like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
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      Dec 9 2013: Thanks for your comment Fritz and that is a valid point. I agree we should look at the contributions folks have made to the world...

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