March 8 2010 – hour 1

The Oscars were last night, and a bit of Hollywood
comes to the Marc Steiner Show on the first hour of today’s show as we
discuss this year’s awards.  After a night of so many firsts – first
woman awarded Best Director, first African American awarded Best Screenplay – our guests take on questions like what Precious means for the African American community, how Hurt Locker portrays the Iraq war, and more.
Ann Hornaday is the film critic for the Washington Post
Ishmael Reed is an author, poet, and jazz pianist. His new book, "Barack Obama and the Jim Crow
Media" will be published next month.  He’s the co-producer with Steve Cannon of the cult movie classic, "Personal Problems."

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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1 Comment

  1. celestee says:

    Ms. Hornaday used an expression that I had never heard before. In reference to racial stereotypes depicted in the movie the Blind Side, Ms. Hornaday said “The only good Black mother is a White mother”. Is this a common thought and/or stereotype expressed among and between White women of Ms. Hornaday’s ilk? I’m curious to know where she got this from – especially if a “stereotype” is suppose to have some of its origin based in reality. What reality? It certainly is not what came to my mind when I considered my “racial” discomfort with the movie the “Blind Side”. This is a great example of how Black and White perceptions of the world in which we live together are so far apart.

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