“Not just an angry black man.”


This document opens with a poem from Langston Hughs, and it does what this archive does, it examines what the media’s being fed and what Americans are led to believe. We are never shown positive role models for black men on television, no positive stereotypes beyond ‘good at sports’ and ‘strong,’ because with that strength comes the modern veil, the ‘angry’.

The image of black men as dangerous, angry, rapist, violent thugs is all some people ever see of black men, and so when one of us is murdered, or shot at, or disenfranchised, it is always seen as ‘what we deserve’ for breaking the law. Regardless of whether or not any law was broken, and ignoring the fact that breaking the law is not grounds for execution.


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