Black Entertainment : Salt on the wound, film about maids now one about butlers???

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  1. Alarm Clock

    Alarm Clock Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't know how this would be pouring salt on wounds...especially if this is a "true" (i'm sure loosely based) story...I mean our people were servants, maids, slaves and all that...what would you rather see instead?
     
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    Oh just about a thousand other things! Do understand that in Black history the only roles Africa Americans could portray in movies from the silent movies till the early 50s were Butlers, maids, chauffers, and stooges, so there is a historical presedence to this.
     
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    I understand that...but this is a movie about a black man who was a butler...it's not as if he's just simply a butler standing in the background.
     
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    You know with meet the Browns, Lil Wayne, and derogatory images on TV and movies I think there is going to be a time when they are going to roll the clock back for us to what stuff was like in the 40s and 50s and no one will see anything wrong with it!
     
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    That's actually untrue.. but let me ask you.. do you think Butler is a respectible job?
     
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    Why don't you just turn the TV off?
     
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    Any job is respectable if you desire your child to be it, do you desire your child to be one? Or did you miss the context of the racism Black folks had to endure for 40 years in movies and television were they could portray nothing other then butlers and maids? Do note that although new here this was not posted in the economics section but in the entertainment section
     
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