Friday, December 21, 2007

My Righteous Mind (Great Debaters Post #1)

I feel as though I need to see the movie twice to really comment on it. But, in the meantime, I have nothing bad to say about the four young actors who played the "great debaters:" Jurnee Smollett (who made me want a daughter like her when I saw Eve's Bayou), Denzel Whitaker, Nate Parker (who may replace my current crush, Derek Luke, especially after watching the video below), and Jermaine Williams.

Anyway, below is an interview with Jamaal Finkley of BlackTree TV below. Not sure how I feel about young Whitaker's comment that smart isn't "cool" for young people today. But I adore what Smollett has to say about strong women of color, wearing a skirt by choice, and being comfortable in the good ole (black) boys club.

Bonus: It is incomplete in this clip but my FAVORITE part of the movie begins @ 6:33...

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