[Ed. – What’s in a word?]
Respect is a fine film. In theaters now, this star vehicle for Jennifer Hudson as singer Aretha Franklin is a highly entertaining biopic.
Hudson shines in the lead role, before the cameras and behind the microphones.
Her castmates deliver with distinction. The script, music, and cinematography are first rate. And these elements all compellingly depict the formative years of one of America’s most beloved recording and concert artists.
But this is more than just a pretty picture.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the antidote to CRT.
Respect detonates three core tenets of Critical Race Theory:
a) Whites are racist oppressors.
b) Blacks are downtrodden victims of white bigotry.
c) Cultural appropriation is evil. Each race should horde its aesthetic and stylistic offerings among its own people. Whites, especially, must keep their greedy hands away from anything aesthetic that lacks European roots.