Lots of really good information that connects the relevant events in history since the slave emancipation and shows how the impact of slavery still felt today. In my opinion, it is presented in a way that is very palatable for a black person to watch and accept as truth, and much less so for a non-black person. The delivery has to be modified in order to get the message out effectively to the people who need to hear it.
Thank you for your comment. I agree that it is good information that connects relevant events in history with today. I would add that the information is presented in a comical way meant to educate and entertain. I believe it accomplishes both. American history has both a triumphant side and a lesser discussed tragic side. This discusses the tragic side that many, black as well as white have not been taught in school. Perhaps it is the history itself which is more palatable for a black person to watch and accept as truth and not his presentation of it. #tonepolicing
Interesting you say comical because I see much of it as bitter disbelief. There was unquestionably an effort to be silly and entertaining but there was a definitive undertone of “wtf this is happening again.” As a white male I have to say that a more palatable way to present it would be to show the pattern clearly with a time table and figures, listing the elements that are present in each of the historical attempts to keep essentially free labor alive and well and money in the pockets of the well-to-do. I think to appeal to a white audience he needs to be a little less “angry black man”-esque if you dare allow me to use those words.
I agree with the undertone being "wtf this is happening again." For millions of American families who are at the receiving end of this pattern of oppression, frustration is more than warranted and a bit of "angry black man" should be expected. While I might agree that you've successfully described how he could change the presentation to be more palatable to a white male, I also ask why you assume it was made for that particular audience? Blacks are forced to assimilate to fit in with whites from the classroom to the boardroom. They must speak a certain way, dress a certain way and smile bright not to be seen as the angry black man/woman etc. So many things in America have white default that it is assumed everything must be designed with whites in mind. For example, a label on a Dove lotion product read "For normal to dark skin." Have you considered that this was actually created with blacks in mind? Perhaps as a validation to their experiences or to educate them regarding something that has been left out of the textbooks? IJS