Friday, August 18, 2017

Keeping Up With White Guilt News

This is not FAKE NEWS, but they are just stories we are pulling off the internet.  Take them for what they are worth, and that's not a ton, but there are some articles that help our culture define what white guilt means.


Legends of Tomorrow: Sara Will Be Motivated By Guilt in Season 3
Season 3 of The CW series Legends of Tomorrow will explore a new character arc with Sara Lance, the White Canary, as the character struggles with ...
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Biracial Singer Halsey Speaks About Passing For White, Says She 'Feels Black'
Halsey was born to a white mother and a black father in New Jersey. ... "White guilt is funny, but this is a really hard time for white allies," she said.
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White woman, reject racism
It wasn't long before the colour-blind cavalry of “good white people” showed up. With Lady Gaga ... White guilt is only useful in so far as it's enlivening.
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Man suspected of posting racist flyers cited by police
The fliers, which included an obscenity, railed against "white guilt" and listed a white supremacist website. The posters were removed, and the man ...
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The far-left strikes another blow against free speech
Indeed, this week, Goldy gave a compelling defense of her viewpoints. "I do not bathe in tears of white guilt, that doesn't make me a white supremacist.
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Hey Nazis: Stop Crying, You've Already Been Replaced
To the Nazis and white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville ... I no longer feel "white guilt" for having worked hard to become a fair-minded, ...
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President Trump's 'White Blindness'
Still, many white Americans rejected the notion of white guilt for those past crimes and rallied to Ronald Reagan's crude caricatures about “welfare ...
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US university cancels 'Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M' Sept 11 event
The September 11 event will be focused on protesting “the liberal agenda of White Guilt and white genocide that is taught at most all universities in ...
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The NFL's National Anthem problem: A (not so) radical solution
In addition, I have no white guilt. I just don't. I am sorry, but my ancestors did not own slaves and they did not fight for the South in the Civil War, so I ...
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Possible 2017 White Guilt Movie Of The Year is DETROIT

All the signs were there, and the violent beat-down film has made an early move to the lead for possible white guilt film of the year.  Of course official announcements of the voters will be announced at our 2017 MMM and JP Film Critics Awards late late in the year.
To date, neither MMM or JP has even seen this udder piece of junk, but we do reckon watching this film will only finalize our current position so no rush.

This article supports this early thrust to the top for the film DETROIT:

The film ‘Detroit’ has good intentions. We all know how that tends to work out.


 

Fifty years ago this summer an urban rebellion took place. 159 riots erupted in African-American cities across the country. The civil unrest took place in cities like New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Birmingham, and Boston.  The worst riots that summer were in Newark, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan.
The movie “Detroit” attempts to capture the eponymous riot of 1967.
“Detroit” shows how the past is present or as novelist William Faulkner has said “In fact, it’s not even past” in terms of the killing of unarmed African-American males and the unflinching impunity bestowed to police officers by focusing on the brutal confrontation at the Algiers Motel the evening of the riot.
While summer flicks are known fondly as “popcorn movie season” the film “Detroit” is difficult to digest.
The dynamic duo – filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal – who brought us the 2008 Oscar winning action-filled war film “The Hurt Locker” has once again collaborated in transforming a real life event into high art with “Detroit.”  However, with raw depictions of street violence, inexplicable scenes of an aggregation of law enforcement –  Detroit police, Michigan state troopers, national guardsmen, and private guards – descending on the Algiers Motel, and the constant images of the racial tropes, ” Detroit,” critics have rightly stated, is “disappointingly one-dimensional” and “unnuanced.”
More vocal critics have posed this question: Who was the film’s intended viewing audience?
“Detroit” is “a movie for white people. For some white viewers, Bigelow’s film may invoke horror, even righteous anger. But with a white audience so firmly at its core, the images of violence in the film, designed to be visceral, in your face, and to inspire outrage and disbelief, inspired nothing in me but pessimism and spiritual exhaustion. The violence isn’t shocking. It’s just sadly familiar, and that isn’t interesting or illuminating to me as a black viewer in 2017,” Huffington Post senior culture writer Zeba Blay stated.
I, too, was spent after viewing the film.  My spouse left the theater shaking and crying, conveying how demoralized she felt. Reverend Emmett Price, my co-commentator on our weekly Monday segment “ALL REVVED UP” on WGBH Boston Public Radio stated, “It was two hours and 23 minutes of the muting, maiming, torturing and murder of black bodies. That’s the movie.”
Because both Bigelow and Boal are white queries abound about cultural appropriation and exploitation, asking whether white artists can sensitively and appropriately depict black pain and oppression.
Bigelow, knowing she didn’t have the cultural heft, asked herself that question, too.  “I’m white, am I the right person to do it? I thought, ‘Am I the perfect person to tell this story? No’,” she told Variety.  “However, I’m able to tell this story, and it’s been 50 years since it’s been told.”
With good intentions (and I convey that without sarcasm) as a way to leverage her white privilege Bigelow wanted to expose today’s indiscriminate death sentence black men (Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, etc.) encounter too often with white cops that’s hauntingly similar to what black males encountered with white law enforcement officers five decades ago in the 1967 riot. Bigelow’s high hopes was that the film would spark our country’s needed dialogue on race; therefore, emphatically stating to The New York Times, that ”to do nothing was not an answer.”
Bigelow felt given her filmmaking crops and a top-notch all white crew with one renowned black consultant (Detroiter and scholar Michael Eric Dyson) she was equipped to tell the story.
Sadly, she wasn’t. The balance between depicting the horrors of racism without valorizing or demeaning black trauma was eclipsed in “Detroit”, inviting an avalanche of African-American movie and cultural critics to chime in.
New York Times critic John Eligon, for example, stated that “Bigelow found herself engaging in another basic journalistic practice: immersing herself in unfamiliar lives and experiences, and trying to make sense of them.”
It’s too simplistic to say that stories of people of color should only be the province of people of color. Wasn’t a similar polemic once expressed about Shakespearean plays having only white actors back in the day?
Bigelow’s problem, for me, is that she didn’t tell a good story, because she did not have the complete history of the riot, but told the story, nonetheless.
Perhaps, had Bigelow had access to John Hersey’s book The Algiers Motel Incident – which has police records, series of interviews from survivors, witnesses and families of the slain men – she might have presented a better narrative.
Instead, Bigelow did what she does best – an auteur-driven film – displaying her vast cinematic skills to obfuscate her lack of knowledge and absence of a plausible narrative arc.
With graphic images of white barbaric cruelty inflicted on black bodies, the main character is -unquestionably – violence. The emotional arc of “Detroit” being black helplessness, the film evokes anger rather than thought, political action, and coalition building in this era of “Black Lives Matter.” Bigelow not only fails at Screenplay 101 she tanked her efforts to make a difference.
How much of Bigelow’s passion to tell the story of the 1967 Detroit riot – especially in the way she did – was out of white privilege, white guilt, arrogance, or ignorance, I’ll leave it up to the viewer to decide.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Entering Midnight - Season 6 Coming Soon!

It's 12 o'clock somewhere.  Mr Midnight Movie and Jewish Producer are prepping for Season 6 - White Guilt?  Do NOT get caught with your pants down so to not miss any of the action.  The boys have been testing new playing fields so expect some surprises this season, podcasts won't only be on Spreaker, but live feeds on Twitter and Youtube are to be expected.
 Mr Midnight Movie, Inflammatory Talk, Bad Parent Tuesdays, Kill Procrastination, and a whole lot more are coming your way!  More info coming but you can always check out the latest Spreaker links on the sidebar here on this webpage, or just check around for links wherever they may appear.
 

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Merit of Meritocracy

The Merit of the Meritocracy: The Merit of the Meritocracy, Socialism is the opposite of the meritocracy. Socialism steals individual freedom. Socialism is the fiction that you can have freedom without responsibility. That is why socialism inevitably failS, problem of whiteness, Social justice...   read more

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inflammatory Talk Season 6 Coming

Inflammatory Talk, a podcast created by Mr Midnight Movie and Jewish Producer will begin the 6th season in August, 2017.  Now in their 6th year of podcasting, MMM and JP have been discussing segment ideas and aligning potential interviews for the new season.

Also look out for discussions with classic callers such as Debi Daly, Beppe Grillo, Chris Nelson and The Great Andy Bong. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

White Guilt: Still Wrong

It has always intrigued me: the trope of a white person travelling abroad to “find themselves.” Turn on the TV, open a magazine, look to your left: there it is. Furthermore, despite being the minority in many of these countries, white people still manage to inject their privilege into every aspect of their experience, all under the guise of “exploring and understanding.” This is called white guilt. The classic Hollywood-spun tale of a group of Caucasians briefly changing their race or cultural practices, but refusing to relinquish any privilege.
Films like Seven Years in Tibet, the Last Samurai, even James Cameron’s Avatar, support the problematic view of the white man as the savior to the savage peoples of the “outside” world. Often in these films, the citizens of the country being visited are portrayed through stereotypes and very little meaningful dialogue with the main character. White mainstream media’s opinion of brown people is so consistently low that when important roles do arise for people of color, they are given to white people with vaguely ethnic features. At this point, any depiction of a brown person by someone who is not a person of color is invalid. In a world where white people are being constantly praised and rewarded for having basic human decency and understanding of culture, we have a lot of work ahead of us.
Until we stop encouraging white mediocrity in our media, we will continue to disenfranchise a growing population of young people of color looking for their place in their own cultures. Few things are more affirming than seeing yourself reflected back in a positive light. Representation and mentorship allow people of color to set our goals high, make mistakes, follow our hearts and to grow and glow, unhindered by expectation.
The brown people of the world do not exist to answer your existential questions. We are not props or costumes. White fragility is not sponsored by the continents of Africa and Asia. So the next time you find yourself presented with an opportunity provided to you by your privilege, wield it with intention. Accurate and positive representation is such an infinitely powerful tool and one that is well within our grasp.

Link: https://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1010580

LETTER: Narrative of white guilt

I am writing this letter after listening to a Radio 702 debate hosted by Eusebius McKaiser on the legacy of former president FW de Klerk.
This comes after a black boy in Coligny was allegedly murdered by white farmers, who were released on bail by a black magistrate.
In addition, President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at white people for marching against the crisis in our country. This has prompted some senior leaders in the ANC to complain that white people are committing treason.
An unfortunate narrative is developing that says all white people are guilty by virtue of the colour of their skin. If we were to adopt the approach, then all black men would have to be locked up if a black man commits a rape.
Just because the radio host concerned happens to be black does not mean he understands or shares my views on race issues. As it happens, I almost always disagree with his views on race and sexuality.
What McKaiser does not realise is that he is no different from the presenters at ANN7, who lack objectivity when they are passionate about a particular issue.
Lazola Vabaza Pretoria

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tom Tancredo Discusses White Guilt

http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/786097?section=Newsmax-Tv&keywords=tom-tancredo-white-guilt-racism-immigration&year=2017&month=04&date=24&id=786097&aliaspath=%2FManage%2FArticles%2FTemplate-Main&oref=www.google.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Is 2017 the Year White Guilt Ends?


White Guilt, White Privilege, White.  Three terms thrown around in the past year or so. All with negative connotations.  With this year’s Presidential election decided pretty much by a handful of white voters, does any of this change?
White Guilt
White Guilt is the individual or collective guilt felt by some white people for harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by other white people both historically and currently. (Shelby Steele. A World of Difference: White Guilt) White guilt has been described as one of the psychosocial costs of racism for white individuals along with empathy (sadness and anger) for victims of racism and fear of non-whites. (Lisa Spanierman. Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 51(2):249–262 Apr 2004.)

Read the rest of the article here!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

White Guilt

Mr Midnight Movie is an entertainer from Culver City, California.  Society shaped his world views, especially in the way he looks at race and ethnicity in the world.  America needs change both in attitude and in legal structure.  The media has been damaging for their one-sided exposes on race.  Politicians and coworkers have created an atmosphere akin to walking on eggshells. 
Don't let white guilt ruin your day!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Book Recommendation





White Guilt by Shelby Steele
ISBN: 0060578629
Publication Date: 2006-05-02

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