Blackface Montage from Spike Lee's Bamboozled

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Montage of Blackface performers and Tv shows portraying African American. Was featured in Spike Lee's film Bamboozled. This is what they thought of us then and still think of us today. It's time for a change.

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I always thought the music chosen for this scene was so appropriate. Besides sadness, it portrays complete spiritual exhaustion. 

Author — Lynn Kavanagh

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Representation matters. In the media. How you portray a person reflects on how society treats them.

Author — KidMutantstarr

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I'm native american and this sequence made me feel so upset and started to notice how even B.E.T. portrays the Black community. It's so shameful to paint anyone the fool because of skin color.

The Yaqui tribe stands strong with our brothers of the earth.

Author — nolonger available

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Peace to my ancestors....they went through so much.

Author — BlakGod

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This film is now in the Crtierion Collection finally.

Author — Albert Abdul-Barr Wang

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It's history, don't think it should be censored. Can't learn from the past if you don't have access to it.

Author — William Greenwood

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I cried when I first saw this!I cried because it felt like my ancestors were jokes.That their lives meant nothing!That their plight for freedom and equality was a joke!God bless the ancestors who had to go through!I'll never forget u!

Author — 2BlakandBold

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I'm so damn happy bamboozled is getting a criterion release. I emailed them three different times lol I just hope now people appreciate this brilliant and scathing film from a true film maverick.

Author — p man

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I am a 56-year old black man and I never understood as a child in the 60s that certain cartoons had racist undertones. I always thought that they were just funny. I guess I was bamboozled at the time.

One of the greatest race films of all-time!

Author — Henry Brown

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Every young rapper in 2018 should be made to watch this. Little has changed.

Author — SoulStylistJukeBox

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I attribute a large portion of my worldview to the fact that I watched Spike Lee movies at a young age. This one was always my favorite, and this closing sequence hits me so hard. Black Lives Matter. We have a lot of work to do, but I still believe we'll have a better tomorrow.

Author — Ross G

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"You know you're lucky." That line hurts. 😔

Author — Paul

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THIS IS EXACTLY WHY SPIKE LEE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE MOST VALUED INFLUENCERS OF ALL TIME- THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Author — Chanel Spearman

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I first saw this ten years ago and it’s still devastating to watch it.

Author — Ryan Hartigan

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This scene is a perfect culmination of video and audio - Lee nailled it. Excellent film.

Author — Etcher

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I remember finding this pretty powerful in context as the credits rolled (20 years ago at least). Bless Twilight Zone for having a big influence bringing black actors into stories showing intelligent and developed characters.

Author — Ryan Ranger

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This makes me tear up every single time I see it. It's physically painful :(

Author — Jason Fraser

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The contrast between the ugliness of the images and the beauty of the music is amazing! When I watched this movie at the University years ago I loved every moment of it, but this ending was the most powerful part by far!

Author — LM R

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The entire movie is on Youtube. One of the best movies I've ever seen.

Author — Simon Dilling Christiansen

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This is one of the best montages I've ever seen

Author — jonainwood