In this insightful book, one of America's leading commentators on culture and society turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, examining the relationship between film, race and culture. Acute, richly illustrated and timely, the book deepens our understanding of the politics of race and the symbolic complexity of segregation and discrimination.

A Grand Canyon

A grand canyon

Black gang member to Simon: Are you asking me for a favor cause you respect me, or cause I got the gun?

Simon to gang member: Man, the world ain't suposed to be this way…. You don't have the gun, we don't have this conversation.

Gang member to Simon: That's what I thought. No gun no ...

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