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Re: “How Fred Rogers used his neighborhood to teach important, often radical, lessons

I have to agree with Faith of Fred here. Although Mr. Rogers is, obviously, not here to weigh in himself, what I have studied about his character and beliefs leads me to think that he would feel very conflicted about today's "pride" culture.

On one hand, I think that he would have, as always, felt the need to show others kindness and love, regardless of their labels. On the other hand, I also think that he would be deeply distraught and horrified by the way the Pride Movement and its narrative have forced sexuality into our children's lives and allowed them to be abused and exploited.

Tragic as it is, it may have been merciful that he left us before this cultural dumpster fire began.

Posted by Alan Herberger on 07/17/2019 at 3:44 PM

Re: “The Last Black Man in San Francisco vacillates between relevant and overwrought

While I appreciate any post bringing attention to this beautiful film, youve completely missed the point about the the purpose of Kofis death in the movie. Gun violence is a superficial characterization of what was happening. Kofis character was meant to foil Jimmy and Monts Characters. Black men are rarely allowed to be vulnerable, especially with each other. This is evident in the other men teasing them. On the flip side, you have Kofi and his friends. They deal with pain in the way that society expects them to: with violence and teasing each other. What is the risk of being vulnerable for a Black Man? As we see with Mont and Jimmy, the risk is being outcasted. But what is the risk of not being vulnerable? In Kofis case, death.

I hope others will take the time to think through this movie instead of making superficial statements about it. Thank you for your review.

Posted by Dana Miller-Cotto on 06/29/2019 at 9:37 AM

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