Monday, October 13, 2003

Slim’s table (Mitchell Duneier) was a less easy read and I’m ready to engage you all in a discussion of why white American students seem so fascinated in studying Black Americans. ...the penultimate chapter was certainly enlightening on my approach to the world as a storyteller. I’m generally not interested in the average or normal people I look for special people, breakthroughs, extremes of human behaviour to tell stories – something that’s different and so – in my opinion- more likely to engage. I’d argue that I do attempt to get a diverse range of people on screen (female engineers, black physicists, etc) when it’s possible but Slim’s table made me think more about how I might be reinforcing stereotypes?