Why exactly should he be held accountable for his family’s ancestral operations when his only connection to that history is not willful action on his part, but the coincidence of being descended from those people?
Unless of course he does participate in modern-day human trafficking and I’m just not aware of it, in which case, forget I said anything.
White people, white people, white people, naked lady, white people, white people, etc.. etc.. etc..
I feel sorry for some of these folks.
The Rock is 2013’s highest grossing actor. His films made 1.3 billion dollars.
The film has made 70 million dollars… so how is it that you can seriously argue that people haven’t supported it? (And it’s budget was only 17 million.)
12 Years a Slave, by contrast, has made 36 million. Django made 162 million, but it’s budget was 100 million, and it had the same opening weekend box office numbers as Best Man Holiday. (30 million)
So, kindly quit reblogging that stupid quote as if it’s gospel. The numbers contradict your assertion that no one is supporting Best Man Holiday. If you look at the ticket sales objectively, it would seem that folks are being extremely supportive of predominately black media all around. (But that’s inconvenient for some folks’ preferred narrative.)
Besides, people aren’t obliged to consume the media that you dogmatically say they should anyway.
You’re not impressing anybody by acting like being white is inherently bad or only white people are capable of doing terrible things.
The same goes for any ethnicity actually.
People with that mentality need new friends, because the folks they’re trying to impress are obviously way too hateful to be worth their time. (Or anyone’s really.)
I wish people (both on Tumblr and elsewhere) would learn to accept that some questions don’t have easy, ready-made answers.
And also that it’s stupid to pretend they do.
(You know the kind of people I’m talking about.)
Wouldn’t it be nice?