Sue Johnson 
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Re: “The root of the cause

I am tired of the constant reboots of originals from years past. If it wasn't broke, then why fix it thought. Besides, you are so correct Mr. E, it maintains the mentality of an already bias film and television viewer to see the African-American as one under. It also attempts to keep women of any color even further down the line of equality. Have no desire to see the "new" ROOTS. I saw the original and cried. Same with 12YEARS A SLAVE.

Posted by Sue Johnson on 06/01/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Straight Outta Compton may be a great movie, but at what cost?

You make a lot of sense. And besides it started on the streets of the Bronx as a means to avoid physical violence by using words instead. Nicely written my friend!

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Posted by Sue Johnson on 08/27/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “The big, gay awkward wedding

Having been married and divorced twice, I can completely understand the awkwardness and the lost of the circle of friends! I was the one who moved on as those in our circle chose my ex's to remain friendly and actively involved with! It was more than awkward...it was painful, especially when my daughters married! I had a new circle of friends that were very supportive and helped me through the discomforts! Nicely expressed!

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Posted by Sue Johnson on 04/22/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Book-banning: A sad chapter in history

I totally agree. Most of what I have read would be banned. But both the book and the film are a needed addition to any students knowledge of what's transpired throughout another ethnicity's history. The book is written with letters and is descriptive; the film was adapted fairly well, but one has to remember that Speilberg brought his on point of view of the book to the screen. Even so, exposure for students to all of this is still appropriate. It reminds me of the recent book I read and the film I saw about Nazi Germany...The Book Thief. We can't let this happen here!

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Posted by Sue Johnson on 02/13/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Jonathan Ferrell, me and the Geico pig

I can only relate my own experience to this discussion, but not as a black woman, but has an older white female. There are certain retail establishments that when seeing an older woman walk into the store totally and completely ignore her...rather me. I could and have stood around for more than 10 minutes waiting for someone (anyone) to help in my selection. Couples and men were immediately approached, but it was if I was invisible. I walked out. So in my own way, I can understand the stereotyping, but to a much lesser degree. As to the shooting of the young man being discussed, I was horrified. Maybe he was disoriented from the accident and yes, maybe the homeowner was frightened, but the police officer was totally wrong. Ten shots! Unheard of! One shot in the leg to stop him would have been sufficient regardless of the color of his skin. But ten shots! The officer was in the wrong not the young man or the homeowner and that is where the blame belongs.

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Posted by Sue Johnson on 10/10/2013 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Rude or racist?

It is just plain rude, especially when personally addressed and did not answer. As an older white female, I have had the experience of being completely ignored when in a retail store and looking for some assistance. The salespeople, especially in Best Buy (the worst), seem to feel that older adults are not really interested in purchasing LARGE, PRICEY items and they choose to ignore a possibly HUGE sale. So on somewhat of a small level, I can understand the dissing. Racism...I don't think so...just plain bad manners!

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Posted by Sue Johnson on 09/16/2013 at 11:24 AM

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