Wednesday, January 23, 2008

La Shawn Barber on Janks Morton's New Film, What Black Men Think

I forget sometimes to check in at LaShawn Barber's Corner, but when I get my act together and go there, I'm never disappointed. One of her latest posts is on the new documentary film by Janks Morton called What Black Men Think. According to Barber:

"The physical chains of American slavery may be broken, but the mental chains are still there. That’s the message of filmmaker Janks Morton’s 84-minute documentary, What Black Men Think.

"Stereotypes and myths perpetuated by the government, the media, and so-called black leadership about black men fuel an “undeclared civil war” between black men and women, according to Morton.

"The film features man-on-the-street interviews, interspersed with commentary from conservative and moderate black writers like Shelby Steele, actor Joseph C. Phillips, Jesse L. Peterson, John McWhorter, Armstrong Williams, FOX News analyst Juan Williams, former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele, Mychal Massie, and Earl Ofari Hutchinson."

Read the whole thing. I intend to buy and watch the DVD soon. I know it's a film with a target market, but am quite sure it's one we all need to see and hear. Ours is a country many of whose leaders would bind us all from taking more personal responsibility as the Nanny State marches on for all citizens.

3 comments:

wbmt said...

Hurry get yours today! (just kidding!)...just wanted to stop in and say thanks for the post! and when you get around to it, I hope you enjoy the film, and I welcome any and all feedback...

JM

Webutante said...

Thank you too, JM. Will do. BTW, I had the privilege of knowing and spending a week with Joseph Phillips at the Claremont Institute's Lincoln Fellowship Program several years ago. He's
such a fine man and student of freedom.

Bob said...

and Shelby Steele is just the best.