The narratives of Black Boyhood in coming-of-age movies Moonlight and The Blind Side


  • Paulina Skrzypczyk Casimir Pulaski Radom University



Black boyhood, stereotypes, racial profiling, coming-of-age movies, interpersonal relationships, Black Lives Matter movement


The article discusses the topic of Black boyhood in the United States and the stereotypes that these boys face. It also focuses on the changes which may occur in the interpersonal relationships that African American boys live in, as well as demonstrating stereotypical images of Black families. The purpose of the article is to emphasize the fact of how the stereotypes that African American boys struggle with affect their lives and personalities. Another important aspect is that the life of a Black boy does not always have to conform to stereotypes, as shown in the coming-of-age movies Moonlight and The Blind Side. This article also outlines the current situation of African American boys, which is demonstrated by the activities of the Black Lives Matter movement.


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How to Cite

Skrzypczyk, P. (2022). The narratives of Black Boyhood in coming-of-age movies Moonlight and The Blind Side. Radomskie Studia Filologiczne. Radom Philological Studies, 1(11), 112–125.