We stand with people of color in solidarity, and we are committed to using our collective voice to help create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
In this sad state of affairs, let's have a look at some of the films with a happy ending for a black character.
Which of these films where a black character wins is your favorite?
❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098491520/
❒ IMDb Poll:
- by BONAFIDE BOSS
Poll Suggestion: BLM: Black Lives Matter
IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098491520/
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Posted June 2, 2020
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This thread and the poll needs to be immediately ERASED!
I Know nothing about your country and it's politics, so I would NEVER step into a political quagmire that you have stepped into here.
Please respectfully. Request a removal of this thread, the poll, the list and it's title. It is a hotbed topic. It will only serve to anger the majority of those that see it.
Do you really want to be the cause of someone seeing this and taking some form of action based on your words?
I would not want that on my conscience!
I is a reference to questionable organization.
There is NO justification for this very poor poll suggestion.
It is crass.
Your movie selections are in bad taste.
You should immediately "Do The Right Thing"
Withdraw this. Your explanations for your so called justification for continuing this are falling flat. Using the tragic death of ANY individual as the basis for a poll in the manor that you have presented it is just plain wrong.
Please submit a request to archive this NOW!
Todays episode of of Tucker Carlson Tonight (2016) (TV Series) Episode dated 4 June 2020 there was a segment that depicted an individual ( A Black Lives Matter supporter) harassing 3 women attempting to clean up the defacing (Spray painted Graffiti) of a building in Washington D.C. Those three woman were accused of being racists because they dared to clean up their city.
I'm sorry but the 5 people that have commented here on this are not informed enough to denounce this poll as a very bad idea.
Another note: The "Black Lives Matter Foundation" backs the abolition of funding by way of appropriations by all governmental forms. Yes. No taxes collected by any entity shall go to any law enforcement!! Oh did I mention that they want to empty all jails too! Yes. Fact!
Now as to your poll title............A very bad idea! Again. It references an organization that is for anarchy at it's core foundation.
Please request a closure of this poll.
Will update the news on BLM every day until you do so please.
If Black Lives Matter were conservative, it would already be one of the most discredited and despised movements in American history. Can you imagine the elite Left’s reaction to a conservative movement built on a founding lie that has incited riots, inspired shootings of police, and correlated with an astounding and deadly increase in violent crime in America’s major cities?
It’s the latter point that will leave the most enduring legacy. Today the Wall Street Journal reported that 16 of the top 20 cities in the United States have endured year-to-date increases in homicide, with Chicago’s murder rate reaching levels “not seen since the violent drug wars of the 1990s.” And this increase comes after 2015’s troubling increase in murders. Together, the 2015 and 2016 crime spikes have left hundreds of black men dead in the streets, with women and even children victimized by stray bullets.
There’s emerging evidence that correlation may veer into causation, too. Months ago, the center-left website FiveThirtyEight found that Chicago gun violence spiked just as arrests decreased in the aftermath of the release of video evidence in the controversial Laquan McDonald shooting. “A similar decline in police activity and increase in violence occurred in Baltimore” in the aftermath of the Freddy Gray controversy.
This is the much-discussed “Ferguson effect,” the hypothesis that anti-police protests lead to decreased discretionary police activity and increased crime. The Ferguson Effect — first advanced by the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald — was the most “plausible” explanation for 2015’s increase in violent crime, according to a Justice Department-funded study. The “other explanations [had] a difficult time . . . explaining the timing and magnitude of the increase.”
Indeed, the correlation between increased violent crime and public police controversies is so pronounced and obvious that liberal researchers such as criminologist Richard Rosenfeld, one of the authors of the study quoted above, are busy redefining the Ferguson Effect, claiming that “controversial police incidents” activate “longstanding grievances and discontent with policing,” and then “chronic discontent erupts into violence.”
Yet even under this theory, the malignant effect of Black Lives Matter is evident. It’s easy to activate discontent with lies, and if local and national activists keep saying, “hands up, don’t shoot” — the lie that launched the Ferguson riots — or falsely claiming that Charlotte’s Keith Lamont Scott was holding a book and not a gun when Charlotte police shot him, then the blame for the riots and violence that follow rests with them, not with police.
As a declaration, Black Lives Matter is simple, unarguable truth. As a movement, it’s poisonous.
Rather than ask (for them) the hard questions, all too many journalists are scrambling to minimize the tragic increase in homicide. They characterize the largest increases in decades as “slight” and consistently emphasize and re-emphasize that crime is still well below its historic highs. That is no doubt true, but the concern isn’t that we’re back in the middle of the crack wars; it’s that emerging cultural and political trends may be costing hundreds of lives.
Rarely have I seen more good people hoodwinked by a slogan, unaware of the radical and destructive organization and activists that lurk beneath. As a declaration, Black Lives Matter is simple, unarguable truth. As a movement, it’s poisonous.
#related#Black Lives Matter is one of the founding churches of the new religion of anti-racism, a secular faith that views every significant event or trend in the United States through the prism of race, and seeks to remake the nation from the ground up to purge it of its historical sins. Oddly enough, when boiled down to its essence, the new religion of anti-racism looks a lot like the older religions of Marxism and socialism, complete with hostility to capitalism and a destructive rejection of Judeo-Christian moral norms. Black Lives Matter just changes the pretext for revolution.
As the carnage increases, we’re still waiting on Democrats and leading progressives to muster the courage to denounce a movement that’s more radical than their party, more violent than their ideology. I expect we’ll be waiting a long time. Black Lives Matter still has its hold on the Left, and I fear that grip won’t loosen until there are more lies told and more bodies in the streets.
Retired African American Police Captain Killed Trying To Stop LootingA retired St. Louis police captain was reportedly shot and killed outside of a pawn shop that was being looted during a protest on Monday night.
Police found former captain David Dorn, 77, outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry store around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
He was murdered right in the middle of a protest march by Black Lives Matter.
No one in the movement saw fit to stop the African American assailants from killing the African American retired police chief.
Please close this poll.
It is a very bad idea.
This list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098491520/ by a user makes reference that IMDb has taken a particular position on a hot social topic here in he United States. While this position may be indeed IMDb's view, the user has no right to assume so, nor put his opinion that it is indeed your view. He states: "We here at IMDb strongly condemn all forms of racism and injustice"
I request that the list be deleted.
Also the list in my opinion is very insensitive in it's wording and the choices that it asks the list viewer to make.
Example: the user asks you to chose where, "The black character wins" is your favorite.
And one of the choices is '12 Years a Slave'. This is extremely insensitive. It is not in the spirit of racial equality.
Secondly, you're mixing serious movies about racism with more lighthearted stuff... you have "Pulp Fiction" while I am not sure the film had a happy ending for Marvin... you have "Shawshank" a film that had nothing to do with racism... how about "The Nutty Professor while we're talking"?
And seriously even if the ethnic background played a role in the film, it doesn't sound quite right, I mean can you imagine a poll saying "a film with a happy ending for a white character" or "a film with a happy ending for a woman"... are movies where things end well for black characters such a rarity? It's too generic and it pretends that it doesn't often happen.
Just take any movie with a Black hero or heroine, any comedy with Black protagonists, any inspirational drama and they will have happy endings for Black people... given that even a sad ending can have positive implications.
As for the slogans and labels, as powerful as they are, I am not sure either that an entertainment platform is the right place, we live in a time where everything is turned into a hashstag, its for stuff like this that I feel totally disconnected...anyway that's another story.
Problem with a user list
BLM: Black Lives Matter
by a user makes reference that IMDb has taken a particular position
on a hot social topic here in he United States...
Posted June 6 2020
Not the negativity nightmare you created!
You may copy it exactly.
You have my permission.
An IMDb Boards Poll: All Lives Matter
With the recent senseless tragic death of an African American man at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, we must again face the fact that racism may play a part in some but not all peoples lives. Because of this action protests and rioting have resulted in more death and destruction. But not all people wish ill will against our brothers and sisters on this earth.
To remind us of this we have created a memorium poll for all the lives have been effected by all the tragedies worldwide committed because of racism.
These movies suggested by the IMDb Poll Board Members remind of what we can do when we set aside race and work together as one race. The Human Race!
Which inspirational movie is your favorite?
If not, I shall make this poll a suggestion at the top of the new day.
June 7 @ 00:00 UTC that is in about 10 and a half hours.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement by posting an email exchange with an upset customer.
In an Instagram post, Bezos posted a screenshot of an email from a customer who said it was “disturbing” and “offensive” that Amazon posted a message on its website in solidarity with the movement. The customer, whose name was blurred, wrote “ALL LIVES MATTER!”
Critics of the Black Lives Matter movement often seek to counter the phrase by saying “all lives matter” or “blue lives matter,” referencing fallen police officers.
Screenshot of the email from an upset customer:
Screenshot of Bezos response to that customer :
I am disappointed in you! xD
You have a right to your own opinion (and I do agree with a lot of what you say)! :) But you should not speak to BONAFIDE in such a manner. You have no right to order him to remove the thread.
This is much like the things that happened to me on my other forum... I would post a polite, non-offensive opinion, and people would jump on me and harass me and demand that I leave the site, just because they disagreed with me.
I like you, Ed - please don't end up like the bullies out there. ;) <3
Please get me right. We follow the American news as well as German and worldwide news. Do you follow German news? Or french news? USA stands in the spotlight everyday when we turn on the news, maybe a little bit Brazil, UK or Russia are on the screen, too. Outstanders don't have the right to stipulate what you have to do, but we can talk to you as friends. Friends protect each other.
As a friend let me say this is to big to turn it down. The more you repress it, the more it will grow. I like how the policemen de-escalated the situation in many areas, showing sympathy to the demonstrating people.
1) IMDb polls should stay away from politics.
2) I do not appreciate when polls benefit from tragedy. We aren' talking events that shaped history (like WWII) here, we are talking about actuality, the situation is evolving pretty much each day. It is hard to have an objective overview.
3) Plus, this poll doesn't feel sensitive, I support the ideology behind #BlackLivesMatter. But the real tragedy is the death of George Floyd and the poll his question and the title seems too far from it.
In other words, your question is completely disconnected from the tragedy and the tragedy is completely disconnected from IMDb. From my point of view, this poll is not viable.
Enough is enough! The mouse is speaking! (You people: "The mouse?... what...")
This is ridiculous! This is IMDb, not some website for bickering. We all have our own opinions!
I understand the anger on both sides... but this is a poll suggestion!
It is up to BONAFIDE to do with it what he wants, and it's up to the IMDb poll gods to decide to let it go live or not.
Quite frankly, it's not our problem!
There, the mouse has said her piece. Thank you.
I would also like to apologize to BONAFIDE for all this clogging his thread. I've been the victim of that, myself, and I know it is annoying.
So why do they not just protest during the day?
Answer is simple. They want that criminal element to do what it is doing. That way the police must try to maintain civil order. The Black Lives Matter people decry that they are being gassed and pepper sprayed. Well they need not be gassed and pepper sprayed IF THEY WOULD protest during the day.
A simple solution.
But the organization does not want this. No. They want anarchy.
This poll recognizes Black Lives Matter as some sort of angelic group. It is not.
As long as the name of this poll is the same as the the name of a group that uses tactics designed to stimulate violence I shall continue to act as I was told earlier and act in a childish fashion and ask that this thread be closed please.
I am 100% behind reform. I'm 100% for equal treatment to all by the police. I am not behind the organization that this poll is named after.
US polls show that nearly 75% of all Americans of all races DO NOT want what BLM Want's!
They want the shut down of I.C.E. The defunding of all Police agency's. Closing and abolition of all Police Departments. No F.B.I.
Please change the polls name.
Please rethink the choices in your poll.
Please remove Mr. Floyd's name. He is a private figure. Not a celebrity.
If not, please close this poll.
I've been making a list about the same general topic but the polls are pretty different because the question is different and, therefore, the films. You suggested your poll first, anyway, so even if they were similar, yours would get priority, of course. They are quite different, though, and who knows if I'll finish mine anytime soon.
'Pulp Fiction' is my favorite from this list, or practically any other list, and Jules is one of my all-time favrorite characters. His monologue in the diner, at the end of the film, is sheer genius.