If you’re ready to have a real, and I mean real conversation about race, Get Out is the perfect icebreaker to get the ball moving.
This movie uses a simple premise of a black guy meeting the parents of his white girlfriend to dissect the psychology of racism.
The comedic thriller explores sensitive topics like privilege, appropriation, feelings of superiority and inferiority, control, and other psychological aspects that fuel the institution of racism.
For instance, the film breaks down how racism aims to control the mind of the oppressed, thus paralyzing them into thinking that they are inferior. When this happens, the oppressed has a constant feeling of wanting to break out, but since you can’t escape the color of your skin, you’re stuck.
The way the film’s director, Jordan Peele of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, uses comedy and literally frightening situations to articulate how this works is ingenious. So, if you’re looking for a good laugh, a couple of screams, and you don’t mind giving your critical thinking muscles some exercise, go see Get Out. sRfnevzM9kQ