Watching 12 Years a Slave now. I'm only 15 minutes in and, while, intellectually, I know the horrors of slavery, I am aghast at seeing this visual representation of what enslaving people really is. I just don't understand people sometimes. And to think that many, many people in the South and other areas of the country still think that people with brown skin are less than human.
I'm sick over it.
I felt the same emotions witnessing the cruel imagery in this amazing film.
Even though we intellectually know the score, there remain those who turn a blind eye toward racism and white skin privilege in America.
Sad that we still need such horrific realities exposed to the light of yet another generation.
_________________________ "Everything that has ever happened to us is there to make us stronger." -John Trudell