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A Long, Long Way: Hollywood's Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation

Greg Garrett


Hollywood films are perhaps the most powerful storytellers in American history, and their depiction of race and culture has helped to shape the way people around the world respond to race and prejudice. Over the past one hundred years, films have moved from the radically prejudiced views of people of color to the depiction of people of color by writers and filmmakers from within those cultures. In the process, we begin to see how films have depicted negative versions of people outside the white mainstream, and how film might become a vehicle for racial reconciliation. Religious traditions offe ... More

Keywords: racism, prejudice, reconciliation, racial healing, cultural criticism, theology, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190906252
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190906252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Garrett, author
Professor of English, Baylor University