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  •  No hate here (0+ / 0-)

    Michael Oher hasn't really said negative things about the movie, besides not liking that he was portrayed as being dumb, rather than just not exposed to formal education (which is how I saw it and I remember his teachers saying something to that effect in the movie) and having to learn football from his adopted family's young son (nice scene but unrealistic).  

    I'm not advancing a specific claim or position, just that your interpretation may not be correct.  No agenda here.

    I'm also not trying to knock your credentials or discredit them.  In fact, I'm just trying to get you to provide some of your scholarly work so I can learn more about your position.  Maybe there's something in those that communicates your viewpoint more effectively than these blog posts.

    The marginalization?  It's simple, this is Rick's story.  I'm still waiting for the Tyreese storyline to develop, so we'll see how that goes.

    And yes. I am bored.

    •  that is something specific no? (0+ / 0-)

      "Michael Oher hasn't really said negative things about the movie, besides not liking that he was portrayed as being dumb"

      Given that the whole point of the movie is that he is a big black dumb man child saved by white people. Ask yourself, why did the writers choose to make him look so infantile and stupid? Who was the audience for the movie? Those are choices. Would white audiences--the clear demographic target of the movie--not want want to see the same story with an intelligent black person in the role?

      I hear your curiosity. I try to make my framework clear and to the point. If you want to dialogue more come over to WARN where I post more often. As I mentioned before, there is a whole literature out there on the very racist depictions of people of color in Hollywood. My concerns do not come out of the ether; in many ways they are pretty standard.

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