Monique Morris’s short volume contains a wealth of information for scholars. Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century is an invaluable resource for researchers, and is highly recommended for undergraduates, graduates, media professionals, and activists. Morris’s work contributes to the ongoing discussion about black identity, representations in media, and intersection with other identity markers such as gender, religion, class. While not strictly a text about communication studies or rhetorical studies, the author’s text complicates the ways in which black people are represented in the media by using statistics to challenge simplistic notions of identity in film, news media, music, and popular culture, among other media.
- Monique W. Morris,
- Black Stats,
- social science
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nickjsciullo/20/