Movies I Should Be Interested In

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

...but I'm not. I'm sorry Mary Surrat got a bum deal. I'm a lot sorrier that the assassination of Lincoln by white supremacists ushered in arguably the most undemocratic eras in American history. That's not very fair. But I have my limits. As the 150th anniversary rolls upon us, expect Hollywood to continue to endorse a narrative of Confederate victim-hood. I think I'll be capable of more empathy, once see Robert Smalls or Prince Rivers in lights.


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