For you, what is the most memorable scene from Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2001)? Here, memorable can be anything: brilliant, uncomfortable, perplexing, startling, hilarious, etc. Why did it affect you so?
What does Ed Guerrero mean by "the mirror of abjection"? In the same vein, what is "the mirror of affirmation"? Put this in your own words, as though you were explaining it to a friend.
According to Guerrero, how is Bamboozled an abject text? Again, your words, please.
Where do you see neo-minstrelsy in the media today? Offer an example not found in Guerrero's essay, and please embed an image or two that support your response.
Paying special attention to the sections on Tarantino and Bamboozled in the article "White Skin, Black Masks" (as those are mostly what we'll discuss in class), on whom is Dunwitty (Michael Rapaport) supposedly based, and what does the author mean that "Lee restages minstrelsy in order to decontextualize it"?
Offer a contemporary example of a wigger not cited in "White Skin, Black Masks," and explain why s/he may be labeled as such. Representative pictures are always welcome!
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