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1. French, Nina Casetra. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.

Degree: 2017, Texas A&M University

This dissertation examines ways in which the myth of meritocracy, notions of America as post-racial, and instances of colorisms are articulated through CNN (Cable News Network) during the rise of then-Senator Barack Obama?s bid for President of the United States in 2008. For White and middle-class groups, Obama?s candidacy seemingly advanced their mainstream American society?s lift-yourself-by-your- bootstraps/no-excuses values. I consider that CNN?s Black in America (2008) series was released during a time in which many Americans detrimentally perceived Obama?s nomination as an accurate measurement of how far removed America is from its race problem. While using a framing analysis to deconstruct its two episodes (?The Black Man? and ?The Black Woman and Family?), I draw attention to how stereotypes of blackness pervade news media ? a media genre often construed as an objective platform. Furthermore, I explore how some of its narratives reinforce false notions of Black people freely living in a race-free utopia, thus inevitably discrediting all of their socio-economic challenges dictated by the American White status quo. By exploring narratives placating to the American delusion that its society is now void of racism, while also employing color hierarchies and the myth of meritocracy, I will demonstrate how modern racism permeated news media during the Obama Moment. Advisors/Committee Members: La Pastina, Antonio (advisor), Dubriwny, Tasha (committee member), Gatson, Sarah (committee member), Heuman, Josh (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Obama; stereotypes; media; Patricia Hill Collins; blackness; news; television; whiteness; intersectionality; framing; Obama Moment; racism; feminism; criminals; skin tone; colorisms; post-racial; myth of meritocracy

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APA (6th Edition):

French, N. C. (2017). Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

French, Nina Casetra. “Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.” 2017. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed July 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

French, Nina Casetra. “Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment.” 2017. Web. 19 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

French NC. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2017. [cited 2019 Jul 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

French NC. Contemporary Representations of Race: Mediating the New(s) Politics of Blackness in the Obama Moment. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161363

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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