Friday, November 27, 2009

Highschool Musical: Inner City Edition

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Broadway may very well have come to the inner city. Jamaal Speakes is using a musical to influence the minds of inner city Los Angeles youth. A modern day Westside Story if you ask me, a Black teen moves from Philly to LA and falls in love with a Latino girl. In a community where it is Black vs Brown, "no one understands their love". Well, it was cute. I'm all for interracial love and quelling interracial turmoil. But I would prefer if it was the other way around. Black girl moves to LA and a Latino boy falls in love with her. Why? I think this may perpetuate beauty and desirability stereotypes (particularly in the Black community) However, to truly elaborate on this will require another post.
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