Opinion: Racism, Dogs, and Our Primitive Brains
I love this article RunPee Dan wrote about how bigotry used to have an evolutionary advantage for early man. This discussion was sparked by The Hate U Give, a movie out just this week, delving into the timely topics of race, bigotry, and prejudice in our culture. [pullquote]Racism has been a frequent topic in film […]
Through the Wormhole – Are We All Bigots?
Morgan Freeman has a Science Channel series called Through the Wormhole. I highly recommend the series for those interested in learning about a broad range of topics from is the universe a simulation to is privacy dead. One of my favorite episodes is about the nature of racism: Are We All Bigots? In this episode Freeman […]
Movie Review – The Hate U Give
I expected this movie adaptation of Angela Thomas’ book of the same name to be exactly what it was—-racially tensed and enlightening. While many people are aware of a few victims involved in police altercations that led to their deaths by police officers such as Trayvon Martin, Botham Shem Jean, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, […]
Movie Review – Suburbicon
Ominous, paranoid, depraved, slow, violent, pessimistic, foreboding, and dark — both metaphorically and visually. Racist, and rather evil. None of the named characters are likable. If these traits sound like movie accolades to you, you’ll enjoy this film. I didn’t. It was vile. If I wasn’t seeing it for work, I would have walked out. […]