Monday, January 19, 2015

Peak Negro: White Guilt Movie Bombs

A cinematic masterpiece, this feature may be small in scope but it's momentous in its ability to capture how complex and powerful the civil rights movement was. 


"Selma presents a multidimensional portrayal of Dr. King, flaws and all, and it makes us wonder how far we've actually come today."  


"Selma," on top of all of its many other virtues, is an inspiring movie about politics being done right. 


"Selma" is a phenomenally stirring production that should be seen by everyone who believes in racial equality. And even more so by anyone who does not.  


It's a movie, yes. But this stirring account of the fight to end racially motivated voting impediments in the Deep South is more than anything a much-needed wake-up call for a country that has seriously lost its way in terms of equality. 


This is a film about work: the work at hand, the work it takes to do the work, and, for an audience in 2015, the question of whether the work worked.


With protestors organizing what feels like could evolve into another Civil Rights Movement, Selma is an important document of those who went before.


A film this heartfelt and intelligent about social justice will never be unimportant, but it feels especially relevant today.


To see "Selma" is to feel and appreciate anew the burden of greatness.


Once school is back in session, every junior high school class in America should take a field trip to see this movie.


I walked out of SELMA believing in this country, even amidst all the horror and tragedy we've been experiencing, because SELMA helped me remember that sometimes we're at our best in the face of injustice like this.


Selma Bombs as America Tires of Race Hoaxes 

The Truth about Martin Luther King

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