Jail, Coffee, Drunk Driving and Insidious Racism?

Houston Press readers weigh in.

Are you reviewing The Blind Side here, or is this just your commentary on a "Good Christian Materialist Southern Whitey" and her evil scheme to get rich by taking in poor black kids and having movies made about her?


Sounds right: Your review describes just what I suspected this movie must be like. Didn't know it was based on a true story. Wonder if he approves of this film?


Cynical review: I consider the person who wrote this review to be quite cynical. Don't try to define my views of what you consider to be racist. Keep your bitterness to yourself, and I, as a woman of color, will hang on to hope, filled with genuine love and kindness. I can't wait to see this movie, and I respect Sandra Bullock as a wonderful actress and deserving of this role.


Atrocious: This is one of the most insightful movie reviews I have read in a long time. Very ballsy and right on point. Keep up the good work, and don't be intimidated by any negative response. The story was gracious, but the movie was just atrocious garbage.


The definition of "insidious": proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects. The movie is based on a true story, right? Does that mean that taking a homeless young man into your family and helping him to end up with a fulfilling life and a wonderful career is harmful? It's hard for me to imagine that your comments are criticizing something else.

You should be ashamed. Actually, no, your editors and your employers should be ashamed. There is a difference between being edgy and being racist. You are a racist. And you should be embarrassed.



In a recent article on the Lawndale Art Center exhibit "Moonlight Towers" [by Olivia Flores Alvarez, Night + Day, November 26], we mistakenly identified the artist as Austin Kleon. In fact, the artist is Andy Mattern.

The Houston Press regrets the error.

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