We explain why you too should be mad that Green Book won Best Picture. The film carries on a long--and ugly--history of viewing racism through white eyes, asserting that all that's needed to end it is biracial friendship. Actually just one biracial friendship. Plus the movie's not very good.
Elizabeth compares this to the myth of white heroics in the Underground Railroad, while Andy breaks down other films, including 12 Years a Slave, Django Unchained, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Resources/articles/and cool stuff mentioned in this ep include:
John Blake’s provocative essay, “I will not be your ‘black best friend’ today.” (CNN)
Kathryn Schulz’s essay on the Underground Railroad (New Yorker)
Elizabeth recommends the Netflix/Channel 4 show Derry Girls.
Andy recommends Hayes Carll’s new album What It Is.