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Thank you Keon @rattlersedge
What a way to begin an acceptance speech. Lupita has made sure that we never forget the sufferings of Patsey and Solomon, and thus the millions of enslaved Africans who were dehumanized in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world.
Unspeakable crimes that have gone largely unpunished. How can people scream ‘post-racialism’, ‘non-racialism’ and other ignorant statements when justice, if true justice can ever be attained for such acts, is yet to be achieved?
Didn’t mean to derail from Lupita’s acceptance speech but as important as her win is, so to is the vessel that brought her there - the story of Solomon Northup.
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What makes the 12 Years A Slave win so big?
Its a movie that made ya’ll uncomfortable. It was a movie that made you look at slavery with no white saviors. It was the one that made slavery look real and monstrous, not some happy mammy’s raising cute white babies.
We didn’t win an Oscar, we won representation for our ancestors.
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