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The Revolutionary Power Of Black Panther: Marvelís new movie marks a major milestone
Time ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jamil Smith

Posted on 02/08/2018 7:39:49 AM PST by C19fan

The first movie I remember seeing in a theater had a black hero. Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams, didn’t have any superpowers, but he ran his own city. That movie, the 1980 Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, introduced Calrissian as a complicated human being who still did the right thing. That’s one reason I grew up knowing I could be the same. If you are reading this and you are white, seeing people who look like you in mass media probably isn’t something you think about often. Every day, the culture reflects not only you but nearly infinite versions of you—executives, poets, garbage collectors, soldiers, nurses and so on. The world shows you that your possibilities are boundless. Now, after a brief respite, you again have a President.

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: comics; race; wewaskaangs
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No thanks. Will wait for Infinity Stone.
1 posted on 02/08/2018 7:39:49 AM PST by C19fan
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They are really pushing this film - "Best Marvel film EVER!"

I doubt it..

2 posted on 02/08/2018 7:45:24 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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I would not be surprised if this movie gets a few Oscar nominations.


3 posted on 02/08/2018 7:46:34 AM PST by C19fan
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If you are reading this and you are white, seeing people who look like you in mass media probably isn’t something you think about often.

I'm not "white", and the people in mass media don't look like me at all, and until people made an issue of it, I NEVER thought about it. Didn't bother me at all. People were people to me. They still are. The only time it bothered me was when a couple of "white" kids beat me up for being different. But I got over that when the overwhelming majority of "white" people treated me just fine.

4 posted on 02/08/2018 7:48:16 AM PST by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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Yes, marty is a bad, baaad man for noticing a font similarity.

5 posted on 02/08/2018 7:48:23 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Jamil Smith is correct, it isn’t something I think about very often. I am too busy thinking about right or wrong, hard working or lazy, family or job. I do not really have time to think about the color of somebodies skin.

But they sure seem to take a lot of time and angst thinking about their skin color.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:05 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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That’s one reason I grew up knowing I could be the same.

Really? He needed a movie character to tell him that he could be a complicated human being capable of doing right? And said character had to have his skin color (or similar) for that message to come through?

What a thoroughly stupid, racist, race-obsessed way of "thinking"!

BTY, note the race-obsession inherent in his way of speaking. People ARE white, ARE, black, etc. Skin color IS identity above all other characteristics.

7 posted on 02/08/2018 7:53:05 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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It’s Black History month and you’re about to get some Black History . Go to Rotten Tomatoes and read the comments , one said I cheered and pumped my fist ,LOL


8 posted on 02/08/2018 7:56:25 AM PST by butlerweave
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I’ll wait for the Torrent copy. Not spending a dime on this racist fantasy.


9 posted on 02/08/2018 8:02:18 AM PST by montag813
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Pass.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 8:03:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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Absolutely zero interest in supporting the race mongering movement.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 8:10:06 AM PST by Bayan
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Yes, they are taking a character that had little to do with SJW nonsense and have turned him into SJW nonsense with this movie (and the current run of the comic book).
12 posted on 02/08/2018 8:16:43 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The U.S. Senate - where American freedom goes to die.)
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To: Paradox

The problem I see with this author’s worldview is that he thinks blacks somehow need to be legitimized through the use of wide-appeal media.

Before reading this article, I never gave character casting a second thought, but if you consider Hollywood as the arbiter of social stigmas, look no further than how blacks are portrayed in film.

Further, if we distill that down to the author’s understanding of social acceptance, then film can be attributed to the ills of the black community and should be eschewed by American pop culture for propagating negative stereotypes.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 8:18:46 AM PST by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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To: C19fan

IMDb has it 6.9/10


14 posted on 02/08/2018 8:22:07 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Paradox

Pretty much my experience, but in reverse.
I grew up around military bases where there were a pretty good mix of different peoples. Never thought much about it. I’m not “black”, but I’ve been beat up many times and harassed for being “white” at a “black school”. (Lived in Jax, FL and got bussed to Northside schools from the Southside.) Got over it because I had “black” friends and the overwhelming majority treated me just fine.


15 posted on 02/08/2018 8:23:02 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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Guess he never heard of Sydney Poiter. You can appreciate his acting even while not liking some of his political stances.


16 posted on 02/08/2018 8:23:30 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: C19fan

Yeah, no.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 8:26:25 AM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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seeing people who look like you in mass media

I did not see mass media ... Hollywood ... growing up. I saw the words in the Bible, no pictures. I saw the words in both Christian and secular books (rare pictures).

My grandson age 10 does not watch TV and has seen no more than 3 Hollywood movies. But he sure has seen a lot of Minecraft. I guess that means he'll grow up to be a blockhead?

18 posted on 02/08/2018 9:05:02 AM PST by spintreebob
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It’s amazing how that works, isn’t it?

Today we’re seeing what happens when Dr. Martin Luther King is celebrated but not his intentions or ideals.


19 posted on 02/08/2018 9:46:27 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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Not only has this guy never heard of Sydney Poitier, but what about these Black Actors that were pretty good:

Yaphet Kotto
Woody Strode
Richard Roundtree
Jim Brown
Fred Williamson
Eddie Anderson
Many others, these were the ground breaking actors that made the path easier for the ones to follow.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 9:50:52 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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