Friday, January 30, 2015

First " The Help" and Now This! : The Latest 'White Savior" Movie That I Wont Go See

I have absolutely no desire to view this film as I fear that I've already seen multiple 
permutations of this trope. Ultimately, these narratives often prove ineffective in deepening 
multiple perspectives or understandings of race or advancing any type of racial discourse 
beyond the Great White Savior narrative. Instead, movies of this genre often reify racial, 
gender and class stereotypes and promote limited notions of the experiences of blacks and 
whites in this country, which, ironically, undermines their much-touted espoused goals.

Read this Forbes article which deftly articulates the way that I and many feel about these types of movies:

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