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Giving the western some swagger in 'The Harder They Fall'

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By JAKE COYLE

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If there were one in four black cowboys in the old west, then a black western is as racist as an all white one.

If what was done in the past was whitewashing, does that make this blackwashing?

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Jay Z and A Western….

think I’ll pass.

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You don’t like the narrow depiction of everyone else outside of the white male. But if it was presented in a different way, I’m sure you would watch that.”

Dont be so sure.

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Check the guns before firing please!

Naturally. Don’t let the Baldwin productions criminal negligence mislead you.

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To some, it may seem somewhat “tone deaf” and insensitive to recent tragedies to release another “Western”?

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*To some, it may seem somewhat “tone deaf” and insensitive to recent tragedies to release another “Western”*

Not really. The Baldwin movie death isn’t a reflection on the “western” genre, only on his own gross negligence.

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From the accompanying photos, it be interesting to see if this movie follows what seems to be the current Hollywood script trend to mostly, avoided ‘male-on-female’ violence:

- “Men can be violent with each other; Women can be violent with each other; Men cannot be depicted striking a woman; A woman can be depicted striking and killing a man.” -

OR, will it choose to depict “life” as it was at the time: Very difficult for everyone.

“That isn't just inequitable, it's inaccurate.

- “Historians estimate that as many as 1:4 cowboys were Black. (The word “cowboy” originated as a racist term for a Black ranch worker. A white one was a “cowhand.”) Samuel notes there were decades of the Old West after slavery ended in 1865. in a genre that more than another served as a portrait of America.” -

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Yawn, not worth my hard-earned money

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I like the movie.

If what was done in the past was whitewashing, does that make this blackwashing?

> Past racism is justification for current racism - Western culture is drowning in the new racism.

Obviously, the people who are making these statements do not understand basic logic. If one in four cowboys were black, then having a movie that was only black people and pretend white people did not exist might be argument for racism. For example, when white western movies starred only white people including playing asians, native americans and sometimes blacks. Also, theses white westerns made the white actors the heroes and the minorities (Native americans, blacks, hispanics and asians) the bad guys or support for the bad or white hero.

However, the movie has plenty of white people. In fact, it has trains and towns full of white people that outnumber the main characters of this story that are black. Also, the good guys or women and bad guys are black. The movie is also based all real-life events in American history. So, how is it racist, again?

It seems like some posters want to stir up imaginary outrage for ad revenue!!!!

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Black people being in movies isn't racism. Just so you know.

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Posse (1993) was a great flick tho.

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Looks like a typical present day Amerikan TV commercial.

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Is a new Sherif cummin? Dang, the Sheriff is

What does this movie represent that blazing saddles did not?

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Blazing Saddles, now there was a movie!

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(The word “cowboy” originated as a racist term for a Black ranch worker. A white one was a “cowhand.”) Samuel notes there were decades of the Old West after slavery ended in 1865.

Totally and historically false!

The term cowboy was around long before cowhand and was used for all and was derived from the same term used in Spanish.

These constant attempts at rewriting history to suit an agenda is out of hand!

Yes about 25% of cowboys were black after the US civil war, but the use of both cowboy and cowhand predate the civil war by decades.

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Regina King as “Treacherous” Trudy Smith. 

Sold. She's a fabulous actor.

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Loooove Westerns, just wish there were more accuracy in these recent movie releases.

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