When you don’t see yourself or when you don’t see images of the other, it is a way of killing the other; a way of killing one's self-esteem; but also eradicating someone’s presence. So when you see yourself reflected back at you, it’s extremely powerful and engaging.

John Jennings, professor of media and cultural studies, on why the upcoming 'Black Panther' movie is shifting the narrative for black audiences.

National Public Radio

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