Kris Abplanalp and Tracy Heightchew join the show to discuss tropes in three teacher movies, including and especially the “white savior” trope.
Notes for Episode 44
- MadTV’s parody of the white savior teacher genre
- Teachers in the Hood: Hollywood’s Middle-Class Fantasy (PDF)
- Do the White Thing: An Analysis of the “White Teacher Savior Film” as a Colonial Civilizing Mission Narrative
- TVtropes: Discussion and definition of “trope” plus discussion and definition of the “White Man’s Burden” trope
- Half Nelson and Dialectics
- Teen Vogue: Why Hollywood’s White Savior Obsession is an Extension of Colonialism
- Daily Beast: Can “Belle” End Hollywood’s Obsession with the White Savior?