“#ToBeBlack” maybe one of the most powerful things I have watched, it gives you such an insight on what is going on in this world. The best part is they use Shakespeare’s words which were never intended for this but this video is better than any of the books Shakespeare has ever written. I think this video is something that everyone should watch no matter who you are. What this video does for me is shows that as a white man I cannot do anything besides support the black community, I will never be able to say I understand what they are going through but I can be there to support them. I think that is all we can do is show support and always be there when they need help. I think this video could be useful to show to the people who somehow think racism isn’t real or who don’t have any issue with the death of George Floyd and the many others. I think as a society we have to educate the ignorant because some people don’t know how what is going on in this country, it could either be their parents didn’t teach them or they just don’t care but we must make an effort to teach the younger generation what really is going on in this country.
I think this could relate to the notion that in High school we aren’t taught the full history of our country, and in literature we aren’t made aware of what really is going on in some of the books. I think the younger generations would be more understanding if they were really taught the way they should be. I think schools should go more in-depth about racism in our country and should also teach more about how racism has affected literature as well.
This is a very powerful video, which I am very glad that it was assigned for this class.