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SEP 12, 2013 - The Guardian

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Why I won't be watching The Butler and 12 Years a Slave | Orville Lloyd Douglas

As a black person, I can honestly say I am exhausted and bored with these kinds of 'dramatic race' filmsLee Daniel's new film The Butler is a box office success, already generating Oscar buzz, but I am not interested in seeing it. I'm also skipping British filmmaker Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, another movie about black people dealing with slavery.I'm convinced these black race films are created for a white, liberal film audience to engender white guilt and make them feel bad about themselves. Regardless of your race, these films are unlikely to teach you anything you don't already ... Read More

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