A 25 year old article about Black Exploitation films, written during their heyday. Very interesting, in light of the ongoing debate about BARBERSHOP. Particularly this quote, that I've taken completely out of context: "The superhero creates elitist, worshipping attitudes and enforces your sense of personal worthlessness." Revs. Jackson & Sharpton: please take note.
September 26, 2002
"Are you SURE The South lost the Civil War?"
Interesting footnote: Although my home state of Maryland fought on the side of the Union, it remained a slave state up until Lincoln officially outlawed slavery. To this day, there are more monuments to Robert E. Lee in Maryland than any other Civil War figure.