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In class we watched Bamboozled a film about race in the television industry I thought the movie was somewhat confusing because Pierre seemed like he would maintain his role as the moral honorable character that he was in the beginning when he first hatched his plan Towards the end however we see hes been ruined and actually is not much better than those he was protesting against When he attempts to sabotage his assistant Sloan all respect for his character was lost It seems Pierre convinces himself that his show is okay when the money starts pouring in even though the original idea was to come up with the most outrageous stereotypical show that he could The purpose of this of course was to illustrate to the network people how far they had gone as far as pushing stereotypically black comedy I agree that we need to put an end to formulaic black television Disregarding sports news and reality shows it seems like black people are only on TV if its for comedy either sitcom or stand-up It is almost as if black is a genre Moreover it seems that people really dont know where to draw the line on stereotypes During the scene where Pierre Dunwitty Sloan and the public relations advisor met one of the characters said It cant be racist because the writer is black I feel that this statement is unfortunately the opinion of many Oftentimes people will use this as a justification They will claim that its okay for them to say something about a group of people because someone of that group said it themselves To me this is taking something that one person says and assuming that it is the opinion of their entire group Whether it be a racial ethnic religious or other type of group using one persons voice to speak for an entire population is completely unacceptable On a separate note I disagree with the
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