Roots 2016! My Thoughts

Roots 2016! My Thoughts

I struggled with this one. So did many other folks. Frankly “weez” tired of “dem” slave movies. When I first heard they did a remake of Roots, I initially thought, “Oh Lawd! They done came out with another slave movie. Ain’t nobody got time for that!” And not just another slave movie, but a repeat of an original. How many more times must we be reminded of this horrific past? How many more times will we be given the role of slave, mammy, butler, domestic worker, Jim Crow victim, ratchet ghetto chic or any other black theme under “A raisin in the sun”?

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