Re: More Myths About About Blacks and Racist Cops
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: Re: More Myths About About Blacks and Racist Cops (selassielive)
Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2006, at 8:33 a.m.
In Response To: Re: More Myths About About Blacks and Racist Cops (selassielive)
Actually I was inclined to see that movie following your positive posted comments about it. Immediately after viewing the movie ‘Crash’ I told some people that the movie was crap, and it appears that Blacks who find it is a good movie are not really dark-skinned Black African sensitive.
The movie reinforces negative stereotypes about Black Africans and actually makes more sensible Black Africans appear to be quite foolish. Early on in the movie, there was this scene with two Black African guys who were outdoors walking and one of them observed how a white female held tightly to her male upon seeing them. He relayed this to his partner about how the couple reacted upon seeing Blacks, and they reasoned this a bit. This aspect showed more insightful Black Africans who were actually thinking and reasoning. But immediately following that rap session they showed these same two Black guys robbing the same White couple, reinforcing the negative White stereotypical portrayal of Black Africans.
The movie "Crash" was crap. I did not publicly comment on it sooner for several reasons, but I specifically did not want to appear to be "challenging" you, suspecting you would get defensive over a silly movie that did not warrant any defense.
Any serious Black African comments about that movie should highlight the obvious reinforcement of negative stereotypes about Black Africans.
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