Sunday, April 27, 2014

DEAR @NBA: DON'T BLAME DONALD STERLING, BLAME YOURSELF @RevoltTV



There’s a particularly unsettling scene in the brilliant Steve McQueen-directed film, 12 Years A Slave, which depicts a shamelessly insensitive slave trader showing off his assortment of product to an invited group of affluent white plantation owners. From children to elders, black men and women are placed into separate rooms of an elegantly decorated home, where they were then lined up, stripped naked, and made to demonstrate their particular strengths as directed by the trader. The slaves are then groped, slapped, cursed and exploited - ultimately being emasculated, dehumanized and embarrassed at the expense of a thriving system fueled by the infant stages of institutionalized racism.

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