The Black Man is Endangered (Oscar Grant) by Tamara Blue
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We are in a pivotal turning point in America’s obsessive fear of race.
We’re struggling to evolve past our shameful race-based history. We’re in such a rush to “move on” and “get over it” that we miss the subtle things standing in the way of true progress.
All across the media (and America’s consciousness) there are the subliminal attacks. Consider Confederate History Month, the Obama rape cartoon, the Harry “no Negro dialect” Reid conversation, and films like “The Blind Side” being obfuscated by the overt. See the spitting Tea Baggers, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. In fact, look at “The Blind Side.” The popular movie and its on-and-off screen controversy is the epitome of America’s multi-faceted race problem. I would argue that the real conversation about race is painfully nuanced and hard to pin down. Because the problem sometimes looks like Sandra Bullock, sometimes like Jesse James, and the dialogue is colored with much anger.
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