It seems that people who view the world through this lens can find racism in pretty much anything.
The College Fix reports:
Professor: The ‘Alien’ and ‘Predator’ film franchises support anti-black racism
There’s one thing in the universe you can always count on: the absurdity of sociology professors.
Writing in The Conversation, which dubs itself as “academic rigor [with] journalistic flair,” Brock University’s Tamari Kitossa would have us believe — because of the post-George Floyd era, natch — that the popular film franchises of Alien and Predator actually reinforce anti-blackness.
After citing a few statistics and mentioning Mr. Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Kitossa claims the Alien franchise is a reference to black women as (alien) breeders, while the Predator films “riff on images of Black men as dreadlocked, violent and superhuman.”
Let’s take Predator first because Kitossa has a point, however minute:
Predator depicted a Black, dreadlocked, large and super-virile male in a way that converged white art with white political history. A white man once said he thought it was cool that I had dreadlocks like the Predator. This is not a compliment.
The police rape, torture, castrate and murder Black men. The link between visual culture and anti-Black, racist, dog-whistle politics reveals that these violent, racist behaviours strikes deep at the heart of white psychosexual fears and pathologies.
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