Chris Rock Says He ‘Hates All Civil Rights Movies’: They Make Racism Look Fixable
While movies featuring the Civil Rights era highlight a time where Black Americans fought for equality, Chris Rock said he’s not a fan of the genre.
He said while on the How Neal Feel podcast with Neal Brennan:
“I hate all Civil Rights movies. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the effort and they should exist. The problem is they only show the back of the bus and the lunch counter. They actually make racism look very fixable. They don’t get into how dysfunctional the relationships were.”
Chris Rock continued:
“In the ’40s and ’50s, white men would just walk in your house and take your food…it’s a predator-prey relationship. Do you think when it was time to rape, [white men] were raping white women? No–they would go and rape…the women they could actually rape without going to jail for.”
Chris Rock added that the reality of the Civil Rights movement was much worse than what’s portrayed on screen.
“This s**t is so much…dirtier than any movie ever shows.”
He said the harsh reality of what his mother has experienced has yet to be shown in a film.
“My mother used to get her teeth taken out at the vet because you weren’t allowed to go to the dentist. No movie shows you that.”
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