Question Description

Film : Get Out (2017), I am Not Your Negro (2016),Beyonce’s Lemonade Visual Album (2016)

Write a two page response, 650 words to one of the following two questions. Write in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double spaced, with one-inch margins. Submit in ONLY .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats.

Prompt 1:

James Baldwin describes what he calls “white innocence” throughout The Fire Next Time and develops his assessment of the US and racism from this concept. Discuss how this concept is explored in the film Get Out. Specifically, how are the lives and actions of the white and black characters in the film informed by “white innocence” as Baldwin describes it? What do you think the film is trying to say about race and racism in the contemporary United States? Cite at least two direct quotations from James Baldwin in your answer.


Prompt 2:

Audrey Lorde and the Combahee Collective are engaged in a project of reformulating a black, radical, feminist politics in the wake of the limitations of the Civil Rights movement. Do you think that Beyonce’s Lemonade Visual Album participates in the same project? Why or why not? Develop at least two distinct reasons, and reference at least two examples from the visual album to support your answer.

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