Days Black People Not Re-Enslaved By Trump

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boyega and Woodson

Boyega in GQ:
It mattered that the face you saw belonged to John Boyega, son of Samson Adegboyega and Nigeria and Peckham. “There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” Boyega says. (To be fair, there are, like, three.) “You don't see one black person in Lord of the Rings.” (That is true.) And though Star Wars had featured a few black characters—Billy Dee Williams as a smuggler, Samuel L. Jackson as a peripheral Jedi—they were less represented in the galaxy than Ewoks.

“I ain't paying money to always see one type of person on-screen,” says Boyega. “Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you're a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”

Negroes always complaining about other people's fantasies. Carter G. Woodson on this [growing] phenomenon:
Considering his race as blank in achievement, then, he sets out to stimulate their imitation of others...the highly educated Negro often grows sour. He becomes too pessimistic to be a constructive force and usually develops into a chronic fault-finder or a complainant at the bar of public opinion...

They do not realize, however, that even if the Negroes do successfully imitate the whites, nothing new has thereby been accomplished. You simply have a larger number of persons doing what others have been doing.

Boyega's commentary, and he's not the first or alone, brought these words of Carter G. Woodson to mind because first and foremost Boyega acts as if Nollywood doesn't exist. He is Nigerian in origins yet he doesn't even contemplate going and working with Nigerian film makers to up their game, up their distribution, etc. No. Better to complain about what white people are doing.

I enjoyed the Rings Trilogy, Have the DVD's and watch em whenever they show on TV. I don't care that there are no black people in any of the movies. I know for a fact that among the many people of Africa there are epic fantasy stories that could be brought to the screen (DT Niani's Sundiata comes immediately to mind). Yet Negroes are so stuck on white people and what they think white people should be doing for black people, that they cannot even fathom doing their own shit on their own dime.