Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I think the show is too tame

There has been a lot of talk lately that slavery and Jim Crow hadn't been all that big of a deal, that those forces were actually benign. All this is to support the claim that with Obama in the White House we're in a post-racial world. Sure we are. Kris Broughton, who calls himself Brown Man Thinking Hard, has created a 7 minute video Racial Discrimination: The Reality Show in which he asks us to imagine that white people were the slaves and the black people were the masters. This is what your life would be like. I think the whole video could have been a lot more horrific than it is.

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