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The New “Lone Ranger” Spot Will Make You Uncomfortable
This TV spot from Yahoo, set to air during the Super Bowl, highlights everything protestors were worried about. Depp has only a single line, “Justice is what I seek, kemosabe,” but that line is enough to make you cringe. The broken English, the stonefaced delivery, the traditional warpaint on noticeable Caucasian features all combine to give the viewer the uneasy sensation they’re participating in Native American blackface.

The New “Lone Ranger” Spot Will Make You Uncomfortable

This TV spot from Yahoo, set to air during the Super Bowl, highlights everything protestors were worried about. Depp has only a single line, “Justice is what I seek, kemosabe,” but that line is enough to make you cringe. The broken English, the stonefaced delivery, the traditional warpaint on noticeable Caucasian features all combine to give the viewer the uneasy sensation they’re participating in Native American blackface.

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    Gotta say I agree with everything in this post. I’m part Cherokee. But I look white as fuck. Identify as white. That...
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    So actors can ONLY play characters with their exact genetic makeup? Considering the tribe the character is supposed to...
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    this movie is an adaptation of the old tv show & radio plays, Johnny Depp is doing an homage of the TV Tonto with a...
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    Everything I’ve been feeling since I saw this trailer.
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    as a native american, i can definitely say that this is, without a doubt, uncertain to me as to whether it’s racist or...
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    EVERY BIT OF THIS.
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    I have a mix of various ancestors, however they are predominantly white, thus I have predominantly white features. In my...
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