“A man — a black man — literally lost his job for taking a knee, week after week, on his own," she wrote.
White Savior Barbie is the new Hipster Barbie.
There are simple strategies for journalists to stop acting as saviors. We can't just drop in, extract our story, and depart. We must take the time to listen, develop relationships, dedicate resources, and ultimately, allow the migrants themselves to steer the ship.
By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.