3/29/2005

Ken Burns Spoof: Blackstronaut Cover-Up

The Old Negro Space Program Very explicit (be warned: some foul language) but well-done. Good use of different speech styles. Pretty funny. Good anti-racism work. Plays on many aspects of US culture, including European-American Afrocentrists, moralistic pseudo-tolerance, and emotional manipulation. If you will. ;-) Of course, its main effect is to talk about prejudice and make people think about the impact of discrimination. Johnny Brown, who plays "Suitcase Jefferson," has done a wonderful job of playing the stereotypical Old African-American storyteller. Many people might still perceive African-Americans in such a stereotypical light. Some funny comments in the guestbook.

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