ERIC Number: EJ894702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
The Awful Truth: Unflattering Portraits in "A Serious Man," and "Precious"
Multicultural Perspectives, v12 n3 p152-155 2010
Minority groups are often justified in being watchful for the difficulties that negative reputations can bring on them. The necessity for discovery and discussion of serious issues within a minority community is real, but the resistance to such a candid approach is founded in their position of vulnerability and the power of old stereotypes. Two recent movies, "A Serious Man" and "Precious", in spite of their enthusiastic reception by movie critics and audiences, are viewed with uneasiness by some commentators in the Jewish and African-American communities. This negative view is predictable and unavoidable. It reminds us that even hyper-sensitive minorities have real enemies.
Descriptors: African Americans, Jews, Audiences, Minority Groups, Films, Reputation, Stereotypes, Negative Attitudes, Criticism, Bias
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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