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Book Review: Monique W. Morris, Black Stats: African Americans by the numbers in the Twenty-First Century
International Journal of Communication (2015)
  • Nick J. Sciullo
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • Monique W. Morris,
  • Black Stats,
  • race,
  • racism,
  • social science
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Nick J. Sciullo. "Book Review: Monique W. Morris, Black Stats: African Americans by the numbers in the Twenty-First Century" International Journal of Communication Vol. 9 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nickjsciullo/20/