“12 years a slave” revisited

We, Jews, have a special connection with the African-Americans. There is no doubt in my mind about this, although fewer Afro-Americans are now willing to agree about this connection. Pharaoh, Let my people go, We shall overcome...all these are songs that ring in our common psyche. We celebrate each year Passover, the time when we … Continue reading “12 years a slave” revisited

42, by Renford Reese

The Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA) Guest Columnist: Renford Reese, Ph.D. April 30, 2013 http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_23131553/42-great-legacy-jackie-robinson 42: The Great Legacy of Jackie Robinson A couple of years ago I was a commentator on the Biography Channel’s mini documentary on Jackie Robinson. This documentary captured only a snippet of my thoughts about Robinson’s impact on American society. I … Continue reading 42, by Renford Reese

President Obama as Django, by Prof. Renford Reese

Professor Renford Reese reads Django as a metaphor for President Obama...I read Reese as a metaphor for a new generation of remarkable African American multiculturalists, a sunrise on another magnificent temple of enlightenment , thus my illustration at the end of the post. I added Alain Finkielkraut's very harsh critique of the movie. at the … Continue reading President Obama as Django, by Prof. Renford Reese