“What year is this again? The new ‘Legend of Tarzan’ is such a crazy racist movie that it makes 1915’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ look like a civil rights epic. Forget diversity at the Academy Awards, ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ treats black actors as though they just exist for black background noise. No, it doesn’t matter that Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams, a real-life African-American lawyer and politician. Here Williams, speaking like a wiseass hipster circa 2016, has gone to England to persuade whitey white Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard), to travel with him to the Congo to investigate the enslavement of natives by King Leopold of Belgium. No, a black man can’t do it alone. He needs a bizarrely educated, perfectly mannered white ape boy, raised by gorillas, to do it. Jackson’s character, unfortunately, soon becomes the black foil to Tarzan the Great White Hope. Williams is, as they used to say before we were supposedly enlightened, the token negro. He’s even wearing a garish purple outfit and spewing outrageous dialogue when we meet him at a stuffy, white diplomatic conference in England.”

Don’t support this film!

Source: Linda Stasi. “‘Tarzan’ Ridicules Black Characters In Incredibly Racist Movie.” New York Daily News. July 2, 2016. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/tarzan-ridicules-black-characters-incredibly-racist-movie-article-1.2697242

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