Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks.
New York: Continuum, 1989
This books reveals and gives a historical perspective on the various incarnations of black stereotypes in American cinema.
Black Film as Genre.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1978.
This book attempts to explain “what is a black film” and critiques six examples of the genre.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “TV’s Black World Turns—But Stays Unreal”,
New York Times
(November 12, 1989): 66-67.
In this article Dr. Gates reveals how despite the success of television shows such as “The Cosby Show” stereotyping of blacks on T.V. is still prevalent.
Framing Blackness: The African-American Image in Film
. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
The book chronicles blacks misrepresentation in American films.