Update – Bree Newsome is actually a very talented filmmaker who seems to have enjoyed a goodly amount of privilege despite an “evil flag” flying on a pole in her southern state.
Bree is a self-described activist.
“Simply being myself was an act of defiance.” Bree Newsome
Personally, I think the greatest form of activism Bree could perform is to integrate into American life with her eloquence, education and talent and simply be another American, without believing that being herself is an act of defiance. The time is now for that form of activism.
The constant din of “black this and black that” is as divisive as she believes the confederate flag to be.
Here’s a link to a short film she made which is very good. Imagine this film with a voiceover, every ten seconds, reminding the viewer that “this is an African American film, made by an African American producer/director, despite the oppression of white America.” This film doesn’t do that. It stands alone as a nice piece of work. But I’ve watched other videos by Bree where she sits on a panel and invokes all the usual buzzwords, all in homage of the usual race pimps. She doesn’t need that.
I wish her all the success this country affords her, and when she becomes a success I hope she imparts upon the “oppressed” what the keys to getting out from beneath that thumb of oppression are.
This is Bree. An amazing black woman who climbed the pole and took down the racist flag. pic.twitter.com/DK07mcXRMo
— Ferguson Action (@fergusonaction) June 27, 2015