It's getting ugly out there people.
Who looks for a job in the newspaper anymore?
Black American's Collective Comprehension of Satire (BACCS) 5.67 +.65 +11.46%
Backdoor gains after making it onto the losers column on July, 18 brought about by another group's not understanding metaphor, as advocates for the blind protest the new movie "Blindness"... you know, the one based on the Nobel prize winning allegory.
Yeah, we talking about you, Jesse!
Black Period Pieces (BPP) 9.24 -2.56 -21.69
It seems there are three types of black films being made today. Tyler Perry movies, Gangsta/Hood movies, and feel good period pieces (anything set in the past with overt racism and/or a Motown soundtrack).
Love football. Love Ernie Davis. But I would still like to see a movie deal with contemporary issues of race.
I'm sorry, I should have made myself clear. One that ISN'T god-awful.
The limits on the first two "genres" are clear, but BPP does just as little to tell the story of the 30 million different ways there are to be black in America. In addition, these movies seem to make racism, institutional or otherwise, seem like a relic of the past. If the ugly tone the election took this week is any indication, that's anything but the case.
Like I said, it's getting ugly out there.