We try and educate you nicely and you walk all over us
We get angry and you say ‘maybe if you were nicer, we would listen’
what really sucks is when you know you should be doing something but physically cannot bring yourself to do it no matter how important doing that thing is
"The thing that makes any ‘black movie’ good is exactly the same thing that unmakes the ‘black movie’ as a useful construct: A good ‘black movie’ is a film that recognizes black people as humans — not symbols or vehicles for white enlightenment or redemption — and reminds us that it’s the mainstream movie industry that doesn’t get it, not audiences.
Which is why stepping outside of the studio system seems to be one important path for black filmmakers who want to avoid the ‘make black movies’ directive.”
- Shani O. Hilton, “No, 2013 Was Not the Year of ‘The Black Movie’”