12 Years A Slave is for white people. That movie is not for us. We’re already familiar with the slave narrative. Its already real to us. There are tons of slave movies. Is this a new annual thing now? Every year it seems like they make an attempt to retell history and re-tweek how it actually was and thats a dangerous thing because people are comfortable with getting all their lessons in history from hollywood movies instead of cracking open a book and doing research. Last year it was that dumb ass movie, Django( Im still mad at all the black people that co-signed that disrespectful movie), this year it’s 12 Years A Slave & now the history channel has bought the rights to remix Alex Haley’s Roots which comes out next year. And all of these movies are funded by white people. Enough slave movies. No mas. Our history is way deeper than that. We need to fund, write, produce, direct and cast our own stories that empower us… Shout out to Steve McQueen though. Excellent story telling.