Much of whites’ self-image has been constructed as a response to what they believe Blacks are not. If whites understand themselves to be superior, intellectually and culturally, then images of Blacks have signified ignorance and barbarity. It has been vital to maintain those reflections, no matter how hideously inaccurate. […] Black people, especially those conspicuously engaged in entertainment, have been reminders to whites of what they are not. As we noted in the first chapter, the very category of whiteness was invented in counterposition to Blackness. In simple terms, without Black people, there were no whites; no “others,”, no “us."
thegreymen asked: Really? I think Bling Ring didn't really saying much in the end and the characters quite hard to distinguish in terms of personality.
I dunno I thought they were quite interestingly delineated. The dude was this lost lamb figure, and the girls all had quite worrying psychologies. Emma watsons character being a byproduct of cult upbringing.
ii like that it didn’t spell it out that the ringleader had some kind of serious disorder. the step sisters character got really revealed with the gun scene. I feel like one day she’ll snap and just kill someone.