1. Discern a specific television text for its engagement in racial discourse
2. Articulate and share both a historical framing and your current analysis/initial critique
Find a television program that has a major or supporting character who is RACIALIZED. A recurring role is a more stable example to analyze than a one-time appearance, but if you’ve identified such an episode that you want to comment upon, you may.
View/be familiar with at least TWO episodes of the series; having seen many episodes is advantageous.
Consider the broadcast context: i.e., network, place on the schedule or offered on-demand/streaming, how many years/seasons has the program run, can you identify the production or parent company, research as much about the cultural production/industrial process as possible.
Prepare a 3-4 page critique including: