Go see Selma immediately.
I know it’s not a huge deal and I’m not making too much of a fuss about it, but I just wanted to point this out to y'all.
It’s the little everyday things that constantly remind you how racist this country is. Yes we have bigger fish to fry and yes we are under siege by law enforcement and the judicial system. None of that is up for debate and those are the clear effects of generations worth of institutionalized racism. The little things are what continue to blow my mind because whenever there is a race-based or Black movie in wide release, white people go out of their way to downvote it on IMDB and other user-populated review sites. It’s just that important in their everyday life to affect Black people negatively in any way that they will take a movie that is universally recognized as nearly flawless and give it 1-star reviews on IMDB.
That’s crazy to me and I just wanted to bring that up to y'all.
More importantly though, to all of my white friends and readers who plan to go see this movie, one small request: Don’t laugh. During the movie, don’t laugh. Let me explain why.