AWI Voices With Impact presents: Beyond the Myths
From the “magical negro” to the “natural talent” of Black athletes, myths about superhuman strength of Black people has pervaded multiple aspects of the cultural zeitgeist. Historically, these “positive” stereotypes have led to truly atrocious human rights violations including surgery without anaesthesia on Black bodies, higher maternal mortality rates in childbirth, and more. In this session filmmakers Campbell X and Fan Sissoko explore some of the realities of living in a Black body in the face of a culture that perpetuates stereotypes as truths.
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