The Black List: Volume One is a documentary in which Journalist Elvis Mitchell interviews twenty-two African American leaders, ranging from athletes and academics to politicians, social activists, and artists to help to paint a picture of what it means to be black in America. It's insightful and interesting to hear each of their stories. It's worth your time..
Chris Rock had some interesting (and humorous) thoughts on equality:
He said that as revolutionary as Jackie Robinson was to baseball in 1947, he didn't necessarily bring equality with him. It was only in the 1970's that you began to see equality in baseball because that's when you saw some bad black baseball players. (To which my Dad agreed that yes, that's when there was the first emergence of bad black baseball players).
He goes on to say that when minorities are allowed to suck and are welcomed back, that's when there is true equality.
“True equality is the equality to be as bad as the white man, …That’s really Martin Luther’s King’s dream coming true.”
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