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'The Offensive Movie Cliché That Won' T Die Analysis

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When we think of heroes we often think of a masked vigilanty or a cape crusader swooping down from the heavens and saving the day. Although heroes come in many shapes and sizes, they also tend to come from different backgrounds. The people of the United States pride themselves with freedom and equality. However, still to this day there is a struggle with discrimination. Matt Zoller Seitz’s article “The Offensive Movie Cliché That Won’t Die” definitely sparked some interest and was definitely right when it came to the offensive issue most people do not see. His argument clearly states that African Americans are playing more roles in Hollywood blockbusters as mentors or in this case “god like” for the main characters. However, many of the roles played by African Americans are that of mentors and are not receiving the proper applause they should be receiving. Matt Seitz presents great material in his article that doesn’t sound bias and enough information to make him credible. Interesting enough, Matt Seitz isn’t biased in his argument. This is because he defends the saying “Magical Negro”, a politically incorrect term from Spike Lee (Seitz). According to Matt Seitz, the word “Negro” started to fall out forty years ago. He mentions that “the word negro was easier for people…show more content…
His argument clearly states that African Americans are playing more roles in Hollywood blockbusters as mentors, however many of these roles played by African Americans are not receiving the proper applause they should be receiving. Most of these amazing roles are not equal to those of other actors. Seitz is definitely right to bring up such a controversial cliché that most people do not see. Whether it is done on purpose or accidental, this issue deserves recognition and awareness to all our brothers and
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