What Is Griffith's Portrayal Of African American

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In what ways did Griffith disparagingly depict African Americans in his 1915 film, The Birth of a Nation? Provide three examples for each. The Griffith's portrayals show the African Americans as Savages. For example, when the civil war ended the celebration of the African American was pictured as crazy people roaming the streets shouting and shooting the rifles in the air. Another example of how the Griffith's portrayals shows the African Americans as savages is the way they trash and burned the houses of the southerners white Americans after winning the war. Moreover, the Griffith's portrayals illustrate this criteria in African Americans when they pictured couple of African Americans whiplashing another African American and killing the other…show more content…
In the beginning the film pictured the white southerners as peaceful and gentle group of people. They were living in harmony and everyone was happy. The next stage of the production is viewing the wrongdoing the southern white Americans went through after the civil war. The Griffith’s film showed the southern white Americans get beaten and killed by the African Americans. Furthermore, it illustrate the rape victims of white females and how some women preferred killing them self than being raped by an African American. The last stage the movie wants to show the white American is the fighting back phase. The film shows that after the wrong doing the southern white Americans have been through they fought back and used the Ku Klux Klan as a method of fighting back to conquer evil. the film pictures the Ku Klux Klan as the heroes that saved the United States from the hidden agenda the African Americans had to take control of the country. The film illustrate that the Ku Klux Klan started as a scaring method a young confederate officer came up with to scare the African Americans away. Moreover, the Ku Klux Klan was a peaceful movement it only start violence as a reaction to the African Americans violence. The main idea the film wants to promote is that without the Ku Klux Klan protection against the African American agenda, Chaos would the fate of the united state of America. They did what they…show more content…
The movie introduced a point of view to discriminate against the African Americans. Many people conceder this is a production of the Ku Klux Klan to justify the methods they used against the African Americans in the south. Furthermore, the production is considered to be promoting racial hatred. The production tries to view the African Americans as the enemy of the United States and can’t be trusted. In the beginning of the movie the production illustrate that bringing African to America was the seed to the secession that happen prior to the civil war. The production ignored the fact that the southern states declared the secession from the union to keep slavery and protect its assets that lies in the cotton production. When the production introduced the south before the civil war, it deliberately ignored to show the life style of the African Americans. The only information introduced about the African Americans was there job shifts or hours. The production showed that African Americans took two hours for food in there twelve hours working shift or as the production say it “from six to six”. On the other hand it ignored any life style descriptions for the African Americans. They didn’t look at the housing style or the kind of food they eat on there (break) or if they have free time after the twelve hours shift in the cotton field. The Griffith's portrayals focused on any details that make African American look unworthy like

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