“Surface” is “Get Out” for Black Women

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The work of filmmaker Jordan Peele has ushered in a renaissance of horror and psychological thrillers which address identity politics and the legacy of racism within American society. However, unlike historical dramas, which depict more explicit forms of racial ideology and violence that were endemic to the past, these new films deal with more subtle forms of racism that are unique to this historical period. In the…

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