By J.M. CoetzerAlfred Hitchcock was right: black-and-white movies have an unfair advantage.
A new book from the historian J.B. Coettter shows how black- and white movies have been the default, the standard, the most widely accepted way of understanding the world.
“I would argue that black-white pictures are, at least in part, because they’re the best way to describe the world, and they’re often the most familiar, the easiest to understand,” Coetzter said in a telephone interview.
“They’re more accessible to the masses.
And they’re more affordable to make.
So there’s a very obvious reason for that.”
The book, Black and White, is co-edited with historian James A. Wilson, and is due to be published in December.
Coeckter, an associate professor of English at Boston College, has written books on the art and history of cinema, and has done research on the lives of African Americans, including a 1995 book on the Harlem Renaissance.
In Black and Whites, Coetzer shows how blacks in the South have been able to interpret the world in ways that were previously impossible for whites.
He writes that this was largely due to the fact that black men were “not viewed as subjects but as members of the public.”
The fact that the “black man” was “an animal” meant that black people could “take on an entirely new life of their own, without a master.”
Coetzter also examines the differences in how blacks and whites view the world and see themselves in different ways.
He describes how African Americans have tended to view themselves as victims of racism, while whites have tended more toward the view that blacks are inherently good.
In a way, this was the way the world works: if you are black, you’re going to suffer.
Coetster wrote that African Americans are more likely to view the country’s problems as natural disasters, and are less likely to see the country as a utopia.
Coetzer also says that blacks have been more influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment than whites, which can make it easier for them to accept black-centric ideas.
Black writers like Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine “were not writers of racial and social realism,” he writes.
“Their writings were less influenced by racial realism than were the ideas that would be common in the 19th century.
They were also more influenced in a more positive way by their white friends.”
Coetzer said that African American movies and television were often “more about the way they are perceived by the audience than they are by the people who watch them.”
He said that he hopes the book will help black viewers see more of their characters and more clearly the roles that race played in African American culture.
“We’ve come a long way from the era of the slave rebellion,” he said.
“It’s important to remember that it was an act of defiance to the system.
It was an attempt to challenge the system, but it was also an act to assert your self-worth.
That was the point of the rebellion, to say, I’m the rightful owner of my own life.”
Coeters’ book, published in April by Oxford University Press, comes at a time when African Americans in the United States are making strides in the fields of journalism, entertainment and politics.
The book is part of a larger push by African American journalists and scholars to push back against racism, especially during the current presidential campaign.
Coete’s book is based on research he did as a research assistant for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Coeetzter discussed why the book is important, and what it means for black people to take part in politics.
Coeetzee says he began looking into the racial politics of movies and TV in 1969 when he worked at the National Film Board of Governors.
He said he found that the racial views of black actors were not viewed as being fair or accurate.
Coetter said his book came as a surprise to many, but that it helped him to realize that “we have this unconscious bias in American culture that makes us think black people are not capable of doing this.”
Coeets, a former student of Dr. King, said he did not expect his research to lead him to the conclusions that his book does.
He added that his research has given him hope and hope for other African Americans.
“The truth is, this book is not just about race.
It’s about our place in the American world,” he told The Associated AP.
“The more I get to understand what black people go through and how the world really works, the more I feel like I can be a good person and be a great person and a good ally to this country and our country as well as the world.”
Coete said that his work will give him an opportunity to educate other black people