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Obama, Zombies, and Black Male Messiahs
(2009)
  • Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan University
Abstract
In a spate of recent films, a Black male messiah kills hyperwhite zombies; relatedly, Obama symbolized for many the hope for racial reckoning and equality.
Keywords
  • Zombie,
  • Race,
  • Film,
  • Black male messiah
Publication Date
October 1, 2009
Citation Information
Elizabeth McAlister. "Obama, Zombies, and Black Male Messiahs" In Media Res, Oct 1, 2009 http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2009/10/01/obama-zombies-and-black-male-messiahs