And here’s my monthly series of articles discussing the intersection of race and pop culture.
First up, an essay about Westworld from the point of view of a Black man. I touched on some issues earlier with the depiction of Black and White women in Westworld’s dynamic, and its been one of my most popular essays, but this article is a discussion of the real world racial dynamics of Westworld, most specifically between Arnold/Bernard, and Robert Ford.
Race. Power. Westworld.
HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld was a psychological mind f*ck of a show revolving around issues of control, power, violence and love. But there wasn’t a single moment in the show that focused on race despite the fact there are a multitude of racial politics in play. I don’t know if this is because the script was written without race in mind and the casting choices informed the racial dynamics or…
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