American Promise

American Promise

DVD - 2014
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Spans thirteen years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 973.0496 Amer
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Jan 21, 2015

Not surprisingly,the private school system is deeply racist against black people (especially black boys) that are dark skinned period.I know the directors of this film aka the Narcissistic parents of Idris was probably hoping that i wouldn't figure this out because they deliberately gloss over this racial issue.Another thing i don't like about this film is the gleeful Barack ''OBUMA'' worship and delusions of grandeur that they think his literally illegal and puppet presidency is going to manifest.To all of you political zombies that voted for ''OBUMA'' twice (especially you poor & middle class voters of him),how is that working out for you???????????? Another thing i don't like about this film is the fact that it tells me in text only that the younger brother of Seun died from a home accident,but it glosses over the details of that also.No disrespect to Seun's parents,but did they ''blood sacrifice'' his little brother????? I really don't like the fact that they tried to make Seun seem to be a homosexual by explicitly portraying his decision to get a tongue ring.I thought he was homosexual or coming out as homosexual because of this,but one of the bonus features on the DVD showed me that he actually has a girlfriend instead.This film also promoted Chemotherapy as the only solution for Seun's mother Colon CANCER diagnosis.You can blame this on their lack of knowledge,but the Big Pharma promotion is deeply offensive to me period.One more thing i don't like about this documentary is the fact that Idris's parents screwed him up some more above and beyond their claim or perception or deception from the private school that he really needs A.D.H.D. drugs to so-called help him focus and do better academically because the film also promotes him becoming just another NBA plantation slave for $ in the very near future.This just goes to show you that Narcissistic and Arrogant upper middle class black people are not really smarter than the poor black people,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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