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Re: CNN's Black In America
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2008, 10:35:48 PM »
As a black woman I'm so glad I watched the first show.

See, all this time I've been laboring under a miscomprehension, a false assumption as it were. I'm glad the show could help me clear this up. See, all this time I just assumed that a black woman was a woman who was black. You know, a black female. But thanks to CNN, now I know that a black woman is just a curtain, which opens to reveal the truly important phenomenon: the black man. The original translation of 'black woman' is apparently invisible opening act. I mean, a whole two hours devoted to black women is wayyy too much; thank goodness they just dropped the pretense half way through and got back to talking about the black man. For a second there, someone was trying to give black women a voice. ::)
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2008, 11:14:11 PM »
As a black woman I'm so glad I watched the first show.

See, all this time I've been laboring under a miscomprehension, a false assumption as it were. I'm glad the show could help me clear this up. See, all this time I just assumed that a black woman was a woman who was black. You know, a black female. But thanks to CNN, now I know that a black woman is just a curtain, which opens to reveal the truly important phenomenon: the black man. The original translation of 'black woman' is apparently invisible opening act. I mean, a whole two hours devoted to black women is wayyy too much; thank goodness they just dropped the pretense half way through and got back to talking about the black man. For a second there, someone was trying to give black women a voice. ::)

I laughed myself into a coma after reading this  :D
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Re: CNN's Black In America
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2008, 10:18:43 AM »
As a black woman I'm so glad I watched the first show.

See, all this time I've been laboring under a miscomprehension, a false assumption as it were. I'm glad the show could help me clear this up. See, all this time I just assumed that a black woman was a woman who was black. You know, a black female. But thanks to CNN, now I know that a black woman is just a curtain, which opens to reveal the truly important phenomenon: the black man. The original translation of 'black woman' is apparently invisible opening act. I mean, a whole two hours devoted to black women is wayyy too much; thank goodness they just dropped the pretense half way through and got back to talking about the black man. For a second there, someone was trying to give black women a voice. ::)


LOL  :D

I have to say, there was definitely too much of the black male up in the alleged black women segment. 
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2008, 10:57:54 AM »
 :D

Yeah, it was really irritating. Especially since they defined so many of the issues around black men. They talked about 'baby daddies', 'educated women who can't find a man' etc, and then they spent a massive slot of time to a single dad.

I wish it was a proper documentary rather than an 'expose'.

I also wish the Washington Post would do another interactive series on black women this time. That was probably the best series on race I've ever seen (if someone has another one they can suggest, please do.)
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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2008, 01:37:04 PM »
I watched the first one on black women and was sorely disappointed so I skipped the one on black men. I guess the target audience wasn't black people in the slightest. I can say, though, since it aired, white people have been less afraid to ask to touch my hair.  :-\

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« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2008, 02:13:53 PM »
You know, though, I've never felt like CNN was talking to me. I remember when bin Laden invoked Malcolm X to sway black Americans over to his cause, CNN has the audacity to warn its viewers that black Americans were not a threat. I will never forget that.
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« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2008, 07:42:14 AM »
I also wish the Washington Post would do another interactive series on black women this time. That was probably the best series on race I've ever seen (if someone has another one they can suggest, please do.)

Indeed.  Much better than what I've seen of the CNN thing.

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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2008, 08:18:48 AM »
I watched the first one on black women and was sorely disappointed so I skipped the one on black men. I guess the target audience wasn't black people in the slightest. I can say, though, since it aired, white people have been less afraid to ask to touch my hair. :-\

Welcome to my world.

Also, I was disappointed in the handling AND pissed all over again about poo I already knew, which is basically a lose/lose.

if you producing documentary on race, what put in it?

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« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2008, 12:42:31 PM »
I think the topic's too broad to do anything that even has a whiff of depth - I would never make a documentary on "race."
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Re: CNN's Black In America
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2008, 12:49:52 PM »
can you imagine cutting off a slice of topic, such as race and (a) romance, (b) employment, (c) housing,  (d) military, or whatever?