white gaze cinema operates as an oppressive priori that continues
to shape how black men define themselves in response to the white gaze. for example,
the viral hashtag #BlackBoyJoy perpetuates an ideology of black masculinity that
only associates a corporate, collegiate and/or jovial disposition with innocence.
if actualized, this campaign will operate as a rejection of what i call
"white gaze masculinity," displaying the beautiful plurality of black male