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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 am Caucasian. Sure racism exists and you don't have to look hard to find it. I think that justice is something that is delivered to the Blacks by other races who believe themselves superior in some way. There have always been persecutors and Blacks are not the only victims, but I realize that you are addressing that particular group. I am not and have never been a racist. I have friends who are and sometimes if the situation requires it , I challenge them to explain their reasons for their perversion. I have never gotten a worthy answer from any of them Peace brother.
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      Dec 9 2013: Thank you Helen, for your comment. Good to see you have some conscious thoughts like myself about folks having the idealogy they are superior. You hit it right on the head that is why I posed the question for folks in this arena to sit back and think baout how many images you may have seen of Blacks in the media and were they positive images. As a media professional I wanted to get a different take on this same question I posed on another platform to see what the comments would revela. Thank you for being conscious and sincere.

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