From the perspective of most scholars who focus on the topic, there is a clear causal story that links media representations of black men and boys to real-world outcomes. The story can be summarized as follows:. Taken as a whole, this is a rich area of study, which many scholars believe is central to understanding and addressing the stubborn challenges faced by black boys and men in American society. Note that many studies refer to race without explicitly addressing gender, but many patterns, such as exaggerated associations with violence or sports, are clearly more relevant to males than to females. For advocates and other communicators concerned with issues related to black male achievement, it is important to be sharply aware of this story, and the findings that support it, so that they can address the problem in an informed way.
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The Birth of a Nation originally called The Clansman  is a American silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay with Frank E. Woods and co-produced the film with Harry Aitken.