The vile trope that blacks are somehow closer to apes than other races has deep roots in Darwinian biology and social theory.
“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism.
Like so many others in the contemporary cultural milieu, Brooks remains in the shallow water by failing to grapple with the ubiquitous promotion of suicide we see all around us.
I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.