‘Detroit’ and 10 other films about race that completely fail by centering the white gaze

By Law Ware

It should have worked.

In theory, a film about a city on edge that erupts into violence because of police brutality should inspire conversations and think pieces about how little things have changed in the 50 years since the incident being represented.

We could be discussing how the film shows the historical seeds of contemporary Detroit’s faltering public school system and city infrastructure. We should be discussing black victims of police violence. Instead, we have a film that caters to white viewers while it treats black pain as if it were torture porn, which some are calling the most irresponsible and dangerous movie of the year.

Nah, son.

Three Teens Found Dead After Driving Stolen Car Into Pond

Local authorities in St. Peteresburg, Fla. pulled a stolen 1990 Honda Accord out of a pond and found the bodies of three teenage girls. Dominique Battle, 16, Ashaunti Butler, 15, and Laniya Miller, 15, were all found to have their seat belts off, possibly from trying to get out of the car, and no sign of who was driving the vehicle, according to ABC.

Pinellas County Sheriff, Bob Gualtieri, spoke to local media and offered a detailed timeline of events that lead up to the accident. 

Beyoncé under fire for using NASA recording of deadly space shuttle tragedy in song

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Beyoncé is being criticized for her use of a NASA recording for her most recent album. The song “XO,” features a sound clip from the space shuttle Challenger, which crashed in 1986 killing everyone on board.

In a statement, Knowles said the use of the clip was a “tribute” to the astronauts who died. Still, family members of those astronauts aren’t happy with the choice. Others are not only calling the choice insensitive, but have likened the Challenger tragedy to 9/11.