MK REWIND: Riots of the 1960’s & How Detroit The Movie Fails (EP 264)

Episode 245

22nd September 2020

We revisit our Korner of riots of the 1960’s and how Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit gets it wrong.

Episode notes

Inspired by last weeks conversation around the racist history around curfews, we’re going to look at our Korner on a few historical riots in the US.  We cover just how many riots heappened  from 1964-1971, and specifically focus on: the: Harlem Riots of 1964, Watts Riots 1965, Newark Riots, and the Detroit Riots of 1967, all on the heels of James having seen Kathryn Bigelow’s Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit, and how it’s is NOT FUBU aka For Us By Us. This opens up a conversaiton of why it’s important to have folks of a specific community and culture working on a project it’s refrencing. We dive into what REALLY happened during the Detroit Riots,  and why you can skip Bigelow’s movie! SorryKathryn Bigelow they can’t all be winners.



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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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