Black Lives Matter through U.S. TV Series

  • Juan Vicente Iborra Mallent Posgrado en Estudios Latinoamericanos, UNAM.
Keywords: television series, Afro-American culture, racial capitalism, police violence


This article proposes an exploration of how the demands of the Afro-American anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter have been reflected in U.S. television series. In recent years, the number of series that include Afro-American themes has increased considerably, similar to what happened in the 1970s when the rise of black power sparked a boom in Blaxploitation. The author deals with how the series’ narratives incorporate social denunciation, using an intersectional class, gender, and race approach.       

How to Cite
Iborra Mallent, J. V. (2018). Black Lives Matter through U.S. TV Series. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 13(2).