While I personally did not see the movie, and despite mixed reviews, at the end most critics described the movie as “necessary” as I think white America still has to come to grips with why there is (still) black brutality based solely on the color of your skin.
We saw America become desensitized over the years including the beating of Rodney King who received no justice for his wounds, as one of the first video-captured displays of police brutality.
I think that it’s a shame that we debase black suffering in such a way that it totally removes empathy for the continued suffering of all people of color. It’s just as bad as the recent Procter & Gamble commercial that discusses “the talk” about racism and how our children should act when confronted with Race, 50-years later — which, by the way, is just as necessary.
I call it Ostrich Syndrome, because you’re tired of hearing about (it) and if we go blah, blah, blah, it will go away… since it’s not happening to me I don’t see why race is so prolific in the first place.
Unfortunately, this is where America stands whenever the word “Racism” is brought up as a topic. Problem is, it never went away.