Will this movie become a viral racial issue?

Dear White People Review

en.wikipedia-index‘…Dear White People doesn’t aim to condemn the fools who believe racism in America has ended, but rather open a vast discussion of how the subject of race—and merely identity—in our country has evolved. Bookended by a news-making frat party with a whites-in-blackface theme, and propelled by a narrative concerning Sam’s assault against the school’s “randomization of housing” (the only all-black residence hall, Parker/Armstrong, is on the verge of being diversified), the movie feels monumentally topical. It arrives in the wake of Miley Cyrus coming under attack for appropriating twerking and grills, and Spike Lee netting headlines for a stubborn rant against gentrification, claiming, in so many words, that he’d rather not have his childhood neighborhoods multi-colored. Are the Mileys of the world disrespecting a culture and community by robbing their trends for personal gain, or honoring them by expressing an unyielding desire to emulate those trends? Do people like Lee have a perfectly viable distaste for the “white overhaul” of things like historically black locales, or do they counter-productively stand in the way of intermixed racial progress? These are the sort of double-edged, open-to-interpretation questions Simien seems zealously driven to ask, and best of all, he never presumes to have the answers to any of them…’

10 Rational Fears Black People Should Have Regarding “Dear White People”
‘A witty and whip-smart satire about being a black face in a (mostly) white place, the movie centers on biracial campus DJ and resident advisor Samantha and her fellow African-American students at the prestigious Winchester University…’

So The Scots are Really Not Rebellious
As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More Autonomy

‘The final count of the referendum was 2,001,926 “no” votes (55.3 percent) to 1,617,989 for “yes” (44.7 percent). More than 85 percent of eligible voters turned out.

“‘We have chosen unity over division,” Alistair Darling, head of the anti-independence campaign, said in Glasgow, one of the few areas of Scotland where the majority cast yes votes. “Today is a momentous day for Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole.”

‘Meanwhile, Alex Salmond, the impassioned leader of the “yes” campaign, struck an upbeat tone amid defeat. To cheering supporters, he pronounced: “This has been a triumph for the democratic process and for participation in politics.”…’


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