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A writer tracked down by the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center says the Lord of the Rings trilogy is like promotional ad for those "tired old race and gender paradigms that were all the rage back in author J.R.R. Tolkien's day."

Andrea Lewis, described as a San Francisco-based writer and co-host of the Morning Show on KPFA-FM 94.1 in Berkeley, Calif, says on the SPLC�s tolerance.org website that the Rings movie should instead have been called "The Return of the Patriarchy."

That almost all the heroes of the series are "manly men who are whiter than white" and "frequently framed in halos of blinding bright light and exude a heavenly aura of all that is Eurocentric and good" is proof for her of the films' racist leanings.

Lewis much prefers the Matrix movies, she says, because they give "women and people of color some characters they can relate to." All the better, she says, most of the bad guys in the Matrix movies are really "Euro."

"It's the patriarchy of the past versus the Rainbow Coalition of the future," she says.


Okay, assuming for the moment that I agreed with this SanFran whack job's first assessment -- that because most of the good guys in LotR are white, it's a racist movie -- which I don't...

Having all the good guys be white = bad, racist movie, but having all the bad guys be white = good, non-racist movie? How does that work?
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Because saying that good people are white is racist, and saying they're bad isn't.

That's like saying black people aren't racist, and all white people are.

It's the same as giving benefits to people because their skin is black, giving none to the white people becuase their skin isn't black, and then being told that you're racist because you comment on the unfairness that black people get stuff on account of their skin being black...

Yup.
Well that's not always a bad thing, especially when you're dealing with morons like this woman.
Yeah.

The odd thing is, the morons are the racists by accusing people of a certain skin colour of being racists.

Well anyone who isn't "PC" enough about race is automatically labelled a racist. Same thing as being called a "homophobe" if you think slash is icky ;)
Lewis much prefers the Matrix movies, she says, because they give "women and people of color some characters they can relate to."

Let me see, who was it again that killed the evil that "no man can kill"? May it have been a strong, independent Princess? And in the "Matrix: Reloaded" (the farthest I've seen so far) the woman is destined to be the downfall of the human race when the hero man must rescue her.

Yeah, I identify with Trinity... sure... NOT!