Lately there have been so many good movies coming out. Therefore, I've been at the movie theater more than usual. Last night, my friends and I all met up to go see Dark Tower. We were all late getting to the movie so we were left with seeing another movie which most didn't start for another two hours or going out to eat. We decided to do both. We agreed to see Detroit. None of us knew what this movie was really about except the person that suggested it. The movie was actually really good and informing. Ultimately I learned more about where I'm from. If you're like me before I saw the movie and don't have any clue on what this movie is about, you need to go watch the trailer RIGHT NOW! Lol, just playing, but the movie is about the riots that went on in Detroit that went on in the 1960s. The movie gives an overview of the riots as a whole, however it does focus on one specific story.Movies like this make people aware and remind them of the harsh reality of the world we live in.
Although some of us may not have ever been in a violent racial situation, at some point in our life we will be faced with racism. It's unfortunate that after hundreds of years, in 2017 we still are dealing with racism in the way that we are, from the president of the United States to white supremacist rallies. As a young adult I am just now beginning to see the world for what it is and not as candy and rainbows from the eyes of a little girl.
While Detroit is known for its music and cars, the riots also played a great part in what Detroit is. This brings us back to my previous post about gentrification. In no way do I support gentrification, but I do feel that it isn't all bad. The business and the jobs it brings, however it doesn't spread to the community that currently lives there (in fact it pushes them out) and the outer neighborhoods. If gentrification was more inclusive instead of exclusive it wouldn't be so bad. Now that we have that all cleared up, go see the movie! We learn so much about other places and their history. Learn about where you're from!