Attack the Block or Attack the Blacks? It’s number three in the UK box office, after Thor and Fast Furious. It features a majority Black British cast so how does this film portray black people and what impressions will the tens of thousands of mostly white viewers walk away with?
A look at the position of the average African and average African-American revealed some surprising parallels. For the purpose of simplifying this piece, I will generalize even when I know there are exceptions. I also know Alexander Dumas warned that all generalizations are dangerous, so don’t snap as you read. Treat this as an honest start of an authentic dialogue which all Africans in the Diaspora must have.