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Blaxploitation

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Blaxploitation 101: How black filmmakers took on the system and got shafted

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70's Best Blaxploitation Films

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Blaxploitation Clip: Black Caesar (1973, Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry)

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DTX-TV Explores Blaxploitation Films - Part 2

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Black Samson (1974)

Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film that emerged in the United States during the early 1970s. The films, though receiving backlash for stereotypical characters, are among the first instances in which black characters and communities are the heroes and subjects of film and television, rather than sidekicks or victims of brutality. The genre's inception coincides with the rethinking of race relations in the 1970s.
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