Terrance Howard: Black Women Are Antiquated, White Women Represent Progress:Your Red Tails Open Thread
Surprise! Sunday post. So you saw the movie, how was it? Red Tails is on pace to be #2 at the box office, with about 20 mil. Over at Shadow and Act, they are praising God that Red Tails saved Black Cinema. I guess we can expect three or four films next year produced by big studios with all-Black casts. *commence holding breath*
Miraculously or suspiciously, this interview of Terrance Howard and David Oyelowo talking about interracial relationships in Red Tails got buried in the lead up to the film. First, I'm pro marriage freedom. Marry who you like. But when you basically say that marrying or having sex with a White woman symbolizes "freedom" and progress what does that say about having relationships with Black women? Yeah, he said it. No, sadly, I'm not exaggerating.
All of this hullabaloo over "interracial relationships" is a cheap distraction. This issue isn't marriage and relationships, the issue is CASTING. Why did the Red Tails team GO. OUT. Of. THEIR WAY to avoid casting Black women? And for the Black women that were cast, why were they cut? This is an issue about employment opportunities and quite frankly discrimination by a team that were promoting a movie about the immorality of racial discrimination. If racial discrimination against Black pilots was immoral for the US military, why isn't it equally IMMORAL for the director and writers of Red Tails? Why isn't it equally IMMORAL for these two Black actors to justify the discrimination with a ridiculous answer. And to all of the women saying that there are not women in war movies...
Did you notice the women in the movie? The mother and the wife. And here's the trailer for Pearl Harbor: Did you notice the women in the movie? Mothers, wives, children. And here is the trailer for The Patriot.. notice anything?
Yeah, in other words in addition to being delusional, you're also liars.