By Roxane Gay, Jan. 22, 2016 (LINK to article)
" . . people of color want to see their lives reflected in the movies they watch"You mean, they want to see themselves, including their race, reflected in the mirror of film and TV.
Of course they do. But then they need to make their OWN films with their own directors and actors. Just do it, instead of always blaming white people for being so - errr, white, and preferring white actors.
You prefer to see people of your race on the screen, I prefer to see people of mine. Of course we do. It's natural.
We need to stop pretending that race doesn't matter, when clearly it does.
However, before we can stop pretending, we need to understand WHY we pretend.
It's ideological, an OVERREACTION to Jim Crow, Apartheid and, of course Nazism and the Holocaust. Because they made such an ugly issue of race, with their racial supremacism, we overreacted by denying the importance of race altogether, embodying it in an ideology which now serves the age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
We need to get a handle on this madness, before it drags us even further into the Orwellian world it has already taken us far enough into: http://unapprovedcomments.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/the-wests-overreaction-to-nazism.html