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Comm 103 - Media, Race, & Ethnicity
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A Brief History Spain ruled Mexico from 1521 1821 and settled in Florida nearly 50 years before the US settled Jamestown Little mention of colonial Mexico in North American lit Louisiana Purchase 1803 Struggle for the Santa Fe Trail 1821 Popular literature portrays cruel and inhumane Mexican Texas Revolution Alamo 1836 Cruel Mexicans vs Gallant defenders US Mexican War Mexican American War 1846 1848 Attacks on Mexican ethnicity as a whole Described as lazy dirty Contrast to puritanical US customs Gold Rush 1848 1855 Many experienced Mexican miners Already living in CA or nearby Perceived as threat Lynching Foreign Miners Tax 1850 The Greaser Act 1855 Overarching Characterizations Bandido Origins in earliest days of film Broncho Billy and The Greaser 1914 the basis of good guy vs bad guy cinematic formula Continues in contemporary film TV El Mariachi trilogy 1992 1995 2003 Or is this counter stereotype Kingpin 2003 Or as Moral Bandit Desperado 1995 Machete 2010 Today typically seen as inner city gang member or drug dealer Characterized as American Me 1992 Carlitos Way 1993 And often accompanied by portrayals as law enforcers The Harlot Female role originally corresponding with the male bandit Typical in early westerns Traces back to early films My Darling Clementine 1946 Still present Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Bandidas 2010 Today represented by The Dark Lady Female counterpart to the Latin Lover From Delores Del Rio Flying Down to Rio 1933 to Maria Conchita Alonso Colors 1988 Altogether Harlot Dark Lady Latinas hypersexual erotic sexual fantasy The Male Buffoon Used for comic relief Cisco Kid 1930s The Birdcage 1996 That 70s Show 1998 2006 In early images Today characterized as The Female Clown Counterpart to male buffoon Characterized as Carmen Miranda The Gang s all Here 1943 Will Grace 1998 2006 The Latin Lover Traces to early films of Italian actor Rudolph Valentino The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921 In this case our Latin Lover is a Frenchman living



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