Media Racism: The Impact of Media Injustice on Black Women's Lives

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About the Author
Marquita M. Gammage is a Full Professor and Chair of the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She earned her PhD in African American Studies from Temple University, a M.A. in Africana Studies from SUNY Albany, and a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University. Dr. Gammage research examines the calculus of media effect on the sustainability of anti-African racist ideologies through the intersection of media, culture and technology. By analyzing current popular media productions (reality TV, television dramas, social media, etc.) paired with an Afrocentric historical and cultural lens, her research demonstrates how the continued misrepresentations of Black womanhood and Black families in the media and society in general can be predictive of future public policy initiatives that endanger the freedom and liberties of African Americans. Marquita Gammage was raised in the 9th ward community in New Orleans, Louisiana and her experiences led her to yield an unwavering commitment to researching issues impacting the Black community. Since then she has diligently researched media portrayals of Black women and continues to publish highly referenced peer reviewed books, articles, and book chapters. Serving as a leader in the discipline of Black Studies, Dr. Marquita Gammage is an editorial board member for the Journal of Black Studies and is an executive council member for the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement.

"Gammage provides the contemporary critique needed to examine media misogynoir, and the historically racist treatment of Black womanhood translated on television, film, and through digital media."

Kandace Harris, PhD

"In this groundbreaking work, Gammage identifies and challenges racist media representations of African American women. Media Racism is grounded with social data on the life expectancies, as she analyses the behaviors of constructed Black women in media endorsed by white supremacist cultural ideas and the media's role in perpetuating and perpetrating the racialization of women's health and well-being."

Nah Dove, PhD