Oh my fucking god if they do not quit with this white liberator story line I’m going to have to stop watching this show.
Even the film work is just shameless. Blonde haired, white woman, royal blue garb, amongst the chained and disheveled brown slaves. How they are all reaching toward her and calling her “mother.”
Even if this story line doesn’t bother you, you have to at least be a little suspicious when a show with nothing but white people in the main cast includes brown people only to portray them as slaves or slave owners. Savages, or cruel barbarians. Single minded slaves.
This show’s treatment (and I’m sure it’s a reflection of the book as well) of race is disgusting. It makes my stomach churn.
More disturbing is that they wrote in that sanctimonious speech about how she cannot give anyone their freedom, and then proceeded to follow it with her freaking crowd surfing the brown people. This device seems to have been added to absolve her of the “white savior” stigma, but really it only made things worse.
Shit, I really wanted to like her character, but this is just getting gratuitous and racist.