Absolutes beget absolutes. We are taught that only our ideology and culture is the best, with the implication that any other way of thinking is less desirable.
What continues to impress me about Get Out is that it presents very relatable scenarios that most of us have experienced and to which we can connect, regardless of your race or ethnicity.
We are all children of immigrants, one way or another, and it is time to see ourselves in each other.
First and foremost, allow me to be perfectly clear about this piece.
Hate or fear of “the other” is a learned trait, not an inherited one, so maybe, just maybe, we can learn to accept and understand more than we diminish and dislike.
To be an American is to disagree but also champion the collective good for all of us.
This election, for as nasty and crude as it has become, is invaluable in holding a mirror up to all of us, and trust me, the reflection is not as pleasing as we’d like to think.