What Movies Teach about Race

My book, What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure and Entitlement, will hit the shelves in November 2016! 

This book is for folks who love movies as much as I do, but also love to think critically about their content. What Movies Teach about Race examines rhetoric in the most influential movies of all time by examining what movies in the aggregate teach about race, religion, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, language, ethnicity, and other identity intersections. By exploring the American movie industry’s systems, institutions, processes, content, practices, and influences, What Movies Teach about Race calls for an interrogation of media conglomeration and convergence as potential global threats to democracy.


Special thanks to Alfred Conteh for allowing me to use “The Grand Narrative” (above) for the cover art for What Movies Teach about Race.

What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement is the first book release in the Rhetoric, Race, and Religion series at Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.