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Trailer Trashing: White Privilege In Movie Trailers


This is infuriating. That is the only way I can describe it. Rage. So much rage.

In case you needed a trailer by trailer break down, here it is. But don’t read comments. Mostly because people don’t seem to get that it doesn’t matter if the actual film itself may do a good job. It’s the fact that even when a movie has equal PoC representation, they don’t GET TO BE IN THE FUCKING TRAILER because they’re apparently not fit to be the face of the film. 

So, yeah. Great post. Don’t read the damn comments. 

The problem with today’s racism is: nobody ever actually admits to being a racist.


Once, racism was men in hoods burning a cross on your lawn. It was separate entrances and separate water fountains and the back of the bus, and if people didn’t know their place it was okay to remind them who’s in charge. The great thing about those folks was: at least you knew where you stood. A man with a noose has clear intentions, about as easy to spot as a harvest moon on a clear autumn night. In a best case scenario, with a bit of discretion, you could avoid these people entirely. In a worst case scenario, you could at least defend yourself.

If overt racism is a noose, institutionalized racism is carbon monoxide: just as lethal but more pervasive and far harder to detect.