Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Imaginary Poster Project #002: Alligator Bait (1900)
Imaginary Poster Project consists in creating the posters of movies I've never seen, just by reading the synopsis and taglines from the IMDB. ORIGINAL SIZE
2.Alligator Bait (1900)
This is a decidedly unique and interesting picture. A little colored baby is tied to a post on a tropical shore. A huge 'gator comes out of the water, and is about to devour the little kid, when a hunter appears and shoots the reptile.
The "Alligator Bait" Stereotype was mostly seen on the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century. It depicted the horrendous practice of Alligator hunters that used African-American kids to bait alligators.
Today, Alligator Bait, is used as a derogatory term against African-American people.
I, in no way, want to condone or promote this stereotypes.