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Blaxploitation

or Black·sploi·ta·tion

[ blak-sploi-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌblæk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun (often lowercase)
a subgenre of American cinema in the 1970s featuring Black protagonists in exploitation films intended to appeal to African American audiences.
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Origin of Blaxploitation

Blend of Blax (respelling of Blacks) + exploitation; coined by Dr. Junius Griffin (1929–2005) of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP in 1972 in response to the movie Super Fly (1972)

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British Dictionary definitions for Blaxploitation

blaxploitation
/ (ˌblæksplɔɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes

Word Origin for blaxploitation

C20: from bla (ck) + (e) xploitation
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