MillerComm Lecture Series

Sex, Lies and Stereotypes

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Thomas Burrell

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street

Event Description

Throughout American history, mass media has been influential in contributing to the myth of Black inferiority.  In addition, media content continues to be a major factor in effecting attitudes and behavior among African Americans.  This presentation will show examples of how media messages utilize sensory cues that reinforce established racial bias. With over forty years experience in advertising, Tom Burrell has built credentials on understanding how African American consumers think, feel and act.  Via research from his Howard University Media Messaging Research Fellowship Program and excerpts from mainstream media, Burrell offers examples on how to challenge the myth of Black inferiority.
Hosted by: Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising

In conjunction with: Department of African American Studies, Department of Business Administration, Department of Communication, Spurlock Museum

Thomas Burrell

Author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority