Sengumpta: “Race Relations Light Years from Earth”

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Sengumpta: “Race Relations Light Years from Earth” The most common theme seen in all “White Messiah” films is the use of an uplifting story of a white person coming into the lives of a person who are often low-income, troubled or severely oppressed. White Savior comes in, quickly sympathizes with the problems of the people of color, learning what needs to happen to solve their problems, and in doing so, wins their favor and becomes their hero. Nevertheless, they portray people of color as too desolate, too hopeless, too overcome by their own prejudices and circumstances to help themselves, so they need someone to help them. But not just anyone, no, this helper must be a White Savior. This Savior inspires the people of color, teaches them how to be a better them, and makes their lives better when the people of color couldn’t do it themselves. "The Blind Side" based on a true story peddles the most insidious kind of racism, one in which whiteys are virtuous saviors, coming to the rescue of blacks who become superfluous in narratives that are supposed to be about them.” It reinforces all the stereotypes that obfuscate the issues of race and class in our culture. It portrays the white community passing judgment on an African American male, Michael, they believe he is dangerous, but also assuming he would be a football star because he is African American. Actress Sandra Bullock plays a Leigh Anne Tuohy a white woman who takes in a Homeless teenage boy named Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and shows him that he can achieve a good education and a positive lifestyle. She and her family welcome him in with open arms and show him what a loving home is. They also help him with his interest in football which led him to his current career in the NFL. A Black person doing nothing with his life, virtually homeless, with no past and no future, and then all of a sudden, a perfect,
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