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Amazingly Predictable: Spider Man’s Quest to Stop White Criminals

The wanted poster for the “blond” killer of Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man <!–[if !mso]> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> Over the past year, I’ve been working on a fictional story called The Next Man in Hell. It’s a tale of … Continue reading

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X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, Captain America and Whiteness: Black-Run America and Comic Book Movies

X-Men First Class and its unbearable whiteness  Over the past 10 years, Hollywood has relied heavily on comic book adaptations to bring people into the glut of state-of-the-art theaters built across the country. Transformers, Harry Potter, Star Wars I – … Continue reading

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Fast and the Furious: The changing dynamic of Bad Asses in Film

This article is adapted from Hollywood in Blackface, which comes out Friday.The chapter it comes from is an in-depth discussion of the late 90s – early 2000 action films that worked to de-legitimize the concept of the “white bad ass” … Continue reading

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Announcing: "Hollywood in Blackface: Black Images in Film from Night of the Living Dead to Thor"

Available on May 6, 2011 We love movies at Stuff Black People Don’t Like. Ever since viewing 1989’s Batman (the first movie we can remember seeing at the theater), the power of cinema to convince people of the unimaginable has been an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Intersection of Madness: Are Black people being rejected in popular culture?

Has there been a white-out in popular culture? I’m working on a theory about over-saturation of Black people in sports (NBA and NFL) and the repudiation of Black people by those consuming other forms of entertainment (comics/graphic novels, movies and … Continue reading

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And you thought the end of "Knowing" was bad: Wait until "I am Number Four" comes out

I am Number Four – why so many blond people? Not since the end Knowing has a film had the potential to infuriate Black people like a movie coming out next Friday will. Okay, so Transformers 2: Revenge of the … Continue reading

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What is Black Fictional Heroes Month?

You knew it coming. Last year for Black History Month we brought you Black Fictional Heroes, an ode to the monumental roles Black people have had in Hollywood that have helped create positive images in the minds of movie goers, … Continue reading

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