[quote=“Associated Press”] - Near the end of the hit film “Avatar,” the villain snarls at the hero, “How does it feel to betray your own race?” Both men are white — although the hero is inhabiting a blue-skinned, 9-foot-tall, long-tailed alien.
Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, “Avatar” is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes — the white hero once again saving the primitive natives.
“Maybe there is something he does want to say and put across” about race, Bogle said. “Maybe if he had a black hero in there, that point would have been even stronger.” [/quote]
I would like to requote the last bit.
Why does it have to be a black guy, why not make the Hero Native American… or Asian, or middle eastern? Its the same thing, its racist no matter what. Breathing is racist, god forbid you sneeze near some one who is of another race, you sneezed cause you’re allergic to me is that it, racist. racist racist racist, I might be a little racist now and then, but it is a conditioning brought on to regular exposure to regular racism. Stereotyping. the reason it had to be a white messiah is because the whole black messiah thing would not fit into the formula.
Native american might have fit but who knows were that would have taken us. you know Iam dutch irish Cherokee german scottish and I put other on racial identifiers, you don’t have to but I am a mutt and when I need to fill it out in the other blank I put just that mutt…stupid game
the post turned into a rant, but hey I was a good boy about it…
I’m not really angry over people, but I find I have to agree with Michelle, Why not just enjoy a movie? Why start an “I’m offended” Shit-Storm over this.
Cameron did this movie how he wanted to, so now that its done and made the second most money a film has ever made just sit back and think, “what have I learned?”
I hope aliens do show up and whoop our asses at some point, it would suck to be one to die, but if “humanity” becomes “Humanity” then I see little trouble.