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Hollywood in Blackface: Black Images in Film from Night of the Living Dead to Thor Paperback – May 6, 2011
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Paul Kersey is the author of Stuff Black People Don't Like (www.sbpdl.com).
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In this book, Kersey compiles a number of his columns focusing on movies, and the trend over the past two decades or so to present blacks in a way that is not only inconsistent with the evidence, but directly contrary to it. From brilliant black computer scientists to black boxers that actually save their money, the movies are presenting us a concerted and absolutely consistent vision of blacks that is disturbingly at odds with reality.
I recall one statement from the late Lawrence Auster, that the liberal intelligensia purposefully uses language to minimize the staggeringly large differentials between blacks and whites in certain areas. The premiere example is the reference to the “educational gap,” when the differential between black and white academic performance is, literally, that a black coming out of eighth grade is about on par with a white high school graduate. That is not a gap. And so it is here, with Kersey presenting a movie’s take on some black character (in a faux Black History Month to compensate for the lack of actual role models in the real world) alongside the reality of blacks who are (or typically, are not) performing such a task in reality.
Kersey also points out another reality of race and movies today: that a black actor can play any role, even one that has been white in other movies or medium for decades (e.g. Nick Fury or, even more ridiculously, the Norse god Heimdall), but white certainly cannot, at least not without the whining and pettiness we have come to expect from professional blackness.
So why only three stars? Well, I am reviewing a book, not a blog. And these pieces come off a lot better when presented in small doses rather than as one lump sum. The book just got a bit tedious at times. Further, this was Kersey’s chance to clean up some of his well-known typos that riddle his blog. Refraining from doing so made reading the book, as opposed to a blog entry, rather trying at times. Still, an A for ideas, I will still give him that.
Hooray for HOLLYWOOD (IN BLACKFACE).
Find Isaac Botkin's excellent book, "Outside Hollywood" here: Outside Hollywood Christians Vocational Filmmaking
The Numinous Negro concept gets a full book treatment, with biting chapters and analysis on such actors as Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Not for those easily offended, but for those truly embracing the concept of an open mind.
The Author exposes a paradigm that everyone is aware of but dare not say for fear of being labeled "Racist". Television, Movies, Commercials push an image of negros as intelligent scientists, Doctors, Lawyers, Computer and Electronics experts in stable loving families. The reality is that the average I.Q. of negros is 85, that 50% of them never graduate High school, that their most common job is barber, that 70% of children are born into an illegitimate household and that almost 92% of interracial crime (including 50% of murders) is caused by this small demographic.
Regular people are aware of this, for they see reality shows such as "COPS" or "The First 48". They see the "Thug" lifestyle, the Rap Videos filled with White hate, They see through family members experiences the tragic cost of negro crime. For example, in 2005 according to Dept of Justice, 37,000 Whites were raped by negros, while Whites raped ZERO negros (See Chart 48, DOJ Crime Stats, 2005). This is an astonishing number, equal to the number of fatal car crashes in the USA, equal to the dead from the entire Vietnam war and IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR. Youtube supplies security video of robberies or murders of convenience store clerks, offices, stores, shopping centers, the majority committed by negros.
This leads to a separation of reality between the average experience of the American people in interaction with negros and that portrayed by TV. Worse is the casting of negros in White parts in movies such as "Thor" and "I am Legend" (A remake of Omega Man) for the sake of "making negros feel "relevant"". Missing is movies cast the other way, such as a movie about Martian Luther King, jr. with the part played by Tom Cruise. That Hollywood would push such a defacement of reality and history is bizarre enough, but that American Companies would try the same thing is sad in the extreme.
This book illustrates this bizarre defacement with humor and insightful commentary. An excellent buy!