Civil rights themes big in Hollywood this year

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Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation.

This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights themes, offering audiences different lenses to consider the complex question of racial equality, both in the present day and historically.

They include civil rights drama "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which has led the box office for the past two weekends, and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the true story of free man who is enslaved, which premieres in October.

Already in 2013, audiences and critics alike have embraced "42" about Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play Major League Baseball after 50 years of segregation, and "Fruitvale Station," the real-life story of Oscar Grant, a young unarmed black man killed by white police in Oakland four years ago.

The slate also includes two biopics on South African leaders: Nelson Mandela in "

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Lol Hollywood big on civil rights. Apparently no one bothered to tell the there is currently a deters prison in the US witch is expressly condemned by the Constitution and every civil rights organization around the globe.
You ever wounder why you don't see actor David Foley on TV anymore. He was ordered by the Canadian courts to pay 15.000$ mouth child support. That is 5 times what he earns and if he ever set's foot in Canada to see his kids they will throw him in jail tell he pays up. Witch is imposable for him to do.
Not only does Hollywood not care about civil rights. They blacklist everyone who does care.
By Razedbywolvs1 November