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wing, 2003 (Frank B. III “Introduction: Unspeakable Ethics” Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Strucure of
U.S. Antagonisms, Pg 15-16) GG
Regarding the Black position, some might ask why, after claims successfully made on the state by the
Civil Rights Movement, do I insist on positing an operational analytic for cinema, film studies, and
political theory that appears to be a dichotomous and essentialist pairing of Masters and Slaves ? In other
words, why should we think of today’s Blacks in the US as Slaves and everyone else (with the exception of
Indians) as Masters? One could answer these questions by demonstrating how nothing remotely
approaching claims successfully made on the State has come to pass. In other words, the election of a
Black President aside, police brutality, mass incarceration, segregated and substandard schools and
housing, astronomical rates of HIV infection, and the threat of being turned away en masse at the polls
still constitute the lived experience of Black life. But su...
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