White Liberals Are Taking the Wrong Lessons Away from ‘Get Out’ (3/11/2017), by Tari Ngangura.
Because, ‘all white people are Rose.’
I am a white person who laughed quite a few times during Get Out, and I have the education I’ve received from books, friends, colleagues, and – especially – my students to thank for not thinking for second that this was a comedy, or that these moments were there for my benefit or enjoyment. One of the problems with white feminists – and white liberals or progressives – is that there shouldn’t be ‘white feminism’. I try for a feminism that is intersectional, instructive and open, a process of sharing and learning, and of the I-will-back-you-up and I-listen-when-asked-to-back-down variety. But, as I share with my students, none of this negates or undoes the damage that people who believe they are white (Baldwin; Coates) have done. I have to and want to believe that change has happened and will continue to happen, but I don’t close my eyes to the problems and inequities I still see. And I definitely keep my eyes and ears open so I can learn to see, hear, recognize those that privilege can help me miss. But I will never tell anyone that Get Out is anything but a horror film (or a drama disguised as one).
Link to Vice article [url: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mg4333/white-liberals-are-taking-the-wrong-lessons-away-from-get-out]