Let me say this, I am so happy to see these large corporations "Black Lives Mattering", at least they are making an attempt to show they care, even if they don't.

But if you are going to do it consult with the ones you are catering to, so you look like you know what you are doing.

My example, this new Netflix campaign.


 

An entire Black Lives Matter section devoted to racial injustice and the black experience in America with their collection of film series and documentaries.

If you look at the selection of films it is a lot of their original movies like "Barry" the story of Barack Obama, the academy award-nominated "Malcom X"  with Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama's "Becoming" Documentary, the story of Madame CJ Walker "self-made", "Orange Is The New Black" just to name a few.

A lot of these are Netflix original projects and some of them, in my opinion, is kinda meh...

But it's still a good list.

I got a few that would add some knowledge to the Black Experience, Netlfix should have called me!

Here are 4 movies they forgot, and you should watch if you want to understand the Black Experience.

 

 

 

1) New Jack City- This 1990 film starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock, and others, shows crack cocaine's impact on black culture in the 1980s, from crime to poverty, to addiction.

 

2) Boyz-n-the-Hood throughout this 1991 film, police brutality in L.A. was the ongoing narrative. The movie showed true-life examples of youth growing up surviving and in some cases succumbing to street life in Los Angeles.

 

3) Do The Right Thing- This 1989 classic Spike Lee Joint was added to the Library Of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. This is a powerful story that highlights racism in Brooklyn, New York in the 1980s.

 

4) And lastly, this should’ve been the number one selection on Netlfix, about the black experience, the miniseries "Roots".

For 8 straight days on ABC in January of 1977, this groundbreaking miniseries averaged 30 million viewers an episode, and showed the world, a detailed story of how blacks were enslaved in the early to mid-1800s.

You watch that my friend, and you can understand the beginning of systematic racism all across the board.

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C'mon Netflix, get it together!