Why stories like ‘Roots’ are still necessary.

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Nearly forty years later, Roots has been brought back to the forefront of American television.  When it was announced last year that this was being done after nearly 40 years, I and many others in the Black community wondered why this was needed.  In the 2 nights thus far, terms like ‘critical acclaim’ and ‘thought provoking’ have been bandied about because, honestly, how can you bad mouth a story about a dark part of America which still affects us today?  As much as some of us hate re-imaginings, remakes and reboots, there is a reason why unfortunately stories like Roots needs to be told and that is to keep people from forgetting.

I recently read what Snoop Dogg said about why he is boycotting Roots.  He is very much on point with his opinion:

“They just want to keep showing us the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of…

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