The Usual Suspects: Black Men in Black Hoodies – TV News Remix

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An interesting critical remix video produced by students at the Bay Area Video Coalition (

“In this remix video we are trying to raise awareness about how the local nightly news talks about young black men.These type of vague yet ominous sounding suspect descriptions helps reinforced preexisting negative social stereotypes of young black men as all being “dangerous”, “scary” or “criminals”. We found these local news clips by searching for the terms “black male” and “black hoodie” on via Internet Archive’s TV news database.”

“The Usual Suspects: Black Men in Black Hoodies” was remixed by the Film/Code/Remix class at BAVC in December 2012.

Internet Archive’s TV News Archive

This critical and transformative remix video constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.