the exploitation of African-American characters, settings, themes, etc. in commercial films: used esp. with regard to various films in the late 1960s and early 1970s that emphasized sex, violence, crime, etc. in urban African-American communities
Origin of blaxploitation; from bla(ck) + (e)xploitation, as in sexploitation
A film genre of the 1970s featuring African-American actors and often having antiestablishment plots, sometimes criticized for stereotypical characterization and glorification of violence.
Origin of blaxploitationBlend of black and exploitation.