Moving Pictures
Dec 27, 2010, 11:04AM

A Christmas Story and Black Exclusion

"Almost invisible, the black characters in A Christmas Story are conspicuous by their absence as central characters. Present on the margins, muted both literally and figuratively, the African American characters carry a heavy weight on their shoulders as embodiments of the role played by people of color in the American imagination: black characters are rendered forever present through the fact of their exclusion from the master narrative."

More at We Are Respectable Negroes.

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