There is a Certain Way I Would Handle Amazon's #BlackAmerica
That's what confuses me about why people don't see the issue with Confederate.
What if we were to do a tv show about the extermination of the Native Americans? It's just tasteless and Native Americans make up 1.7 percent of America. 1.7, yall.
So no we as African Americans do not want to have a show for entertainment that is basically a slave fantasy. And that's so weird to me as how you can have people running around saying, stop talking about slavery it's over to oh it's just a show, it's fine.
I am a fan of the creators Aaron McGruder and Will Packer. McGruder who is famous for creating Boondocks is a good idea because he has a unique look on the African American community that's raw, honest and real. So much so, people have actually complained that he's too harsh on the African American community or he's letting out secrets that we don't discuss in mixed race company.
So, I'm not expecting a fantasy show. Alt-history, to me, is steeped in reality. Just what if scenarios. What if we got reparations after the war ended.
Let's face it: Confederate is going to be created. And I'm probably going to watch it for the same reason my father and I tuned into Rush Limbaugh's show.
If I were to write for this show, I don't want to call them flashforwards but I would switch it up. But that depends on the options they have to decide on a vehicle to drive the story line.
- I've always been partial to the Octavia Butler approach, a time traveler going back and having to navigate a new life because they're stuck in the past.
- There's also the ripple effect they start with one defining moment that forks the entire history of events.
- I think it would be kind of lame to just jump into it and have it just be and we start out with narration that says after the war we get our reparations and this is what happens after that.