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  •  when i saw the previews (5+ / 0-)

    i thought- this is going to be seriously great, or seriously disappointing. hollywood...

    jackie robinson was far more complex, for more intellectual, and far more radical than popular culture wants to remember him as being.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:11:39 PM PDT

    •  So was MLK JR (6+ / 0-)

      He didn't die at a rally about race after all.

      Commodifying the past is what Hollywood does. It serves a general intro to history. If people want the details they ave to pick up a book. That's because the two markets operate differently. Hollywood operates to maximize profits. History books are often heavily subsidized and printed at a loss. But they're the ones with the details.

      http://callatimeout.blogspot.com/ Jesus Loves You.

      by DAISHI on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:19:23 PM PDT

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      •  True But Also King Needs Serious Containment (1+ / 0-)
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        Laurence Lewis

        because after Civil Rights the focus of his resistance was what has become the defining nature of the rest of our society. King needs to be confined to the Dream and the Mountaintop.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:26:09 PM PDT

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