Can White Movie Racists Redeem Themselves?

We seem to prefer big-screen bigots unrepentant or dead at the end.

The Green Book movie poster (Photo: Universal Pictures)

If we reject the idea that a racist leopard can change his spots, then what hope do we have in a post-George Floyd world?

Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya in Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)

I wish the blogosphere would start picking more challenging targets, like To Kill a Mockingbird. In the overrated 1962 classic, what a White lawyer endures to defend a wrongfully accused Black man somehow makes him more noble than the Black people of the time who had to go through much worse simply for existing.

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