Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by Liberty, May 30, 2016.
Boycotting HISTORY’s ‘Roots’ Remake (As Some Celebs Are Calling For) Is Probably Not the Reasonable Thing to Do…
I tried to pass on saying anything about this, but it’s gone viral across the web, and several people have sent it to me, asking for commentary, so… here we go… again… for the millionth time…
I’ve said this before, and I guess I’ll continue to repeat it: ultimately, the concerns that Snoop voices in the video above (which many, many, many of us have also expressed over the years) are more a result of the lack of variety in terms of the stories about black people that Hollywood (specifically, in this case) greenlights on an annual basis. I see absolutely nothing wrong with ongoing representations (on film and TV) of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and its long-lasting aftermath. It’s history. It happened. It shouldn’t be forgotten. In fact, I would argue that we’ve barely scratched the surface in terms of the kinds of stories that we could and should tell about the trials and triumphs of black people during that ugly period in world history, exploring every genre. If it’s so hard for you to watch fictionalized accounts of these stories, imagine what it was like for those who actually lived through the atrocity! They didn’t have the option of simply turning off the TV, or not buying a ticket to a movie about slavery if they weren’t interested in it.
Boycotting HISTORY's 'Roots' Remake (As Some Celebs Are Calling For) Is Probably Not the Reasonable Thing to Do...
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i have never watched slave stories......don't need advice from snoop
it's beginning to seem there will not be any positive black movies anymore.......
I prefer Indies. My favorites are Daughters of the Dust made by Julie Dash and Cappuccino made by Eric Jerome Dickie.
I also agree there is a need for
more black movie makers to present fair and honest retellings of our peoples legecy to our young black people in people in particular
He has a point. When Danny Glover wanted to show how Hati rose up Hollywood turned him dowm hecause the film didn't have a white hero. Hell the movie was about how black overcame white oppression.
Here's one of many of who Snoop is speaking of:
Kickstart depends on US donating. And, I don't think AAs are down for it yet. I am.
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