Realizing that power and those policies, on the other hand, may be a time-consuming process, especially for people who have not personally suffered, or even gained, as a result of them. Watching amazing movies is a good place to start.
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Best Movies About Racism
The 1964 disappearances of three civil-rights activists in Mississippi are investigated by FBI agents Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe.
Director Spike Lee’s seminal exploration of race and violence takes place in a Brooklyn neighborhood anchored by Sal’s Pizzeria – where the heat of summer is boiling over! Biting humor and riveting drama.
This epic drama tells the story of a fictional White House butler, who serves during seven presidential administrations that span three decades of change from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond. Stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
Set against the antebellum South, Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, against himself and his fellow slaves, Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Los Angeles natives find their attitudes toward race challenged by a series of fateful events in this Oscar-winning drama starring Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton, Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard, Sandra Bullock, and Ludacris.
A freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from the hands of a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in this Quentin Tarantino film.
In 1839 an African slave leads a mutiny against his brutal captors on the ship Amistad. But the slaves’ fates fall into the hands of an early American justice system until former president John Quincy Adams takes up their cause.
WWII profiteer Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) opens a factory in Krakow and hires all Jewish workers to keep expenses low. But when the Nazis begin an extermination campaign in the city, Schindler is moved to use his influence for his employees’ protection.
A governor grants clemency to a Black convict on the condition that he serve as sheriff of a frontier Western town in writer/director Mel Brooks’ epic black comedy romp that takes on racism and the wild Wild West.