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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] Expectations vs. Reality: Biracial Representation in Media and its Effect on Biracial Identity Development

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This paper analyzes various biracial character portrayals in films from 2014 to the present and compares these portrayals to those from previous decades. The paper details each film’s biracial characters and how their race impacts the plot. Further discussion looks at similarities and differences with biracial characters from other movies created in the previous decades. From these portrayals, this paper concludes that biracial representation has improved over the years. In addition, it discusses ways to improve representation and promote healthy identity development for young biracial individuals. This research paper was accepted for presentation this year at the Southern States Communication Association 2020 annual convention.

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Brian Bowman

Instructor, Campbell University

Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT