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When Will Black Historical Films Focus On Triumph, Rather Than Plight?

Joe Morton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Joe Morton

It is very difficult for me to view a film like 12 Years a Slave, as brilliant as it might be perceived, without being angered about the amount of violence perpetrated upon black flesh and black womanhood, without feeling that the self-worth of modern day African Americans is being diminished, without feeling that this kind of film enflames an omnipresent and smoldering mistrust of whites by blacks.