Black Panther: An Allegory of the World Wanting Blackness but Not Black People
And the writings on Black Panther are coming in already. In the next few weeks, this will be the most written about movie since Get Out, and I’m going to try really hard to collect as many of these essays here, as possible, so you won’t have to!
There will be little I can say myself, that won’t be said by better writers than me, so I have no posts about Black Panther planned beyond my review. Of course, my review will probably be personal, and unconventional, as always.
For White readers, this movie is for you too. I want you to go, enjoy, and have a helluva lot of fun. This movie doesn’t need to be culturally relevant to you for you to like it,and it’s okay if there’s things you don’t understand, or don’t get, but that’s what these types of essays are for. To lend a deeper understanding of what you’re watching.
And remember, be mindful that some of your Black friends are going to be deep in their feelings about this movie. (Also some won’t, and you should be mindful of their apathy too, as it’s as valid a response as any other.)