For our project we plan to show how big corporations use the stereotypes of images in the media, especially those surrounding hip hop, to fill more prisons and make more money. By compiling pictures, news footage, and commercial ads we want to expose the intentions of big companies, which we believe function on a for profit basis, as well as show how news outlets uses these intentions to gain more viewership through their biased headlines and broadcasting. By doing this we hope to juxtapose language and imagery in the media, which we believe conveys a very biased media portrayal of certain individuals, with more accurate facts about how negative portrayal of black bodies in the media influences racism and discrimination, like though the prison industrial complex, racial violence in the U.S., etc. We will primarily use archival footage and pictures from YouTube and other sites, and edit it together to convey our message.


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