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‘The Hurt Locker’ is RAAACIST!!

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Posted on February 20 2010 7:30 am
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by Donald Douglas

I promised to update a bit on “The Hurt Locker.” I’ve posted a couple of times on the movie, although I did not write a review. I need to see it again to be able to write something fresh. I can tell you though, it’s a great flick, and this was nowhere near my reaction:

I would argue that the film is certainly racist/orientalist in the way in which the Iraqi population is portrayed. Iraqis are depicted as either villainous or as an undifferentiated mass of passive spectators and victims. There are no images of Iraqi women which do not depict them either wailing or otherwise “hysterical”. The English speaking Iraqi men, all of whom have bit parts, are completely emasculated. The American soldiers are generally depicted as brave (if insanely reckless in a cowboy fashion) and highly competent.

Read the whole thing at Right Wing News.

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