Black People : The Themes are always the same, the Emphasis Just Changes

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thinking heavily about the post the brother Khasm13 posted about whitewashing in the latest movie, something hit me on how the subject matter feed to Black people via movies periodically changes. I will start with the 90's and move on up since those are the times I am most familiar with.

    During the early-mid 90's, my teenage years saw movies geared towards the "in hood" life.
    From the mid 90's to late 90's, the focus switched to buffoonery comedies.
    2000's onward, we have the dysfunctional Black male/Black female relationship, separate male and female camaraderie, struggling and painful trauma and interracial relationship movies.

    This is just my perspective so I am not saying I am right, but has anyone else seen "trends" like this in the movies supposedly made for us? If so, what "trends" have you seen?
     
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    just to add on a bit...in the 80s it was breakdance and rap movies....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Pretty much seen those same trends, and I, too, tire of them. So played out, wack, and uninspiring.

    Only caucasians are allowed to be diverse from reality to fantasy on television and the big screen, because their (hollywood's) target audience is usually caucasians.
     
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    True, but they do try to get us there by hook or crook by adding a well known member of our race to their production.
     
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    ssdd: 2500 years and keeps on ticking. don't matter the gains .. well, except insofar as "gains" will make them work harder ... don't matter, they always gonna work to keep the story twisted. gotta learn to ignore them and push for ourselves ... aka "Black Wallstreet"

    all it takes is a different emphasis by "somebody else" - what's spike doing these days?
     
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