Friday, February 5, 2010

The Racial Divide

I think Ishmael Reed's screed on "Precious" (which I haven't seen) pretty well sums up race relations in the new millennium.
In guilt-free bits of merchandise like “Precious,” white characters are always portrayed as caring. There to help. Never shown as contributing to the oppression of African-Americans. Problems that members of the black underclass encounter are a result of their culture, their lack of personal responsibility.

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