Racism in early American film  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Early film racism in the United States has existed since the beginning of the film industry of the United States. An early example of this includes The Birth of a Nation, which promoted white supremacy, amongst other things. Over time as race relations have cooled, parodies and documentaries of racism have begun to be included into film.

Racism still occurs though in movies, as stereotypes against Arabs have shown. As the Soviet threat diminished and Arab threats increased, movies portraying depicting Arab terrorists became more frequent, such as Iron Eagle, Death Before Dishonor, Navy SEALs, Patriot Games, the American President, Delta Force 3, and Executive Decision. Arab and Muslim activists consider such portrayals to be racist.

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