Snoop Dogg took to his IG to vent about the current trend of remaking and producing new slave movies/TV shows like Roots and Underground.
“No disrespect but… I can’t watch no mutha fuckin’ more Black movies with niggas getting dogged out. 12 Years A Slave, Roots, Underground… I can’t watch none of that shit. I’m sick of this shit. How the fuck they gonna put Roots on Memorial Day? They just going to keep beating that shit into our heads as to how they did us, huh? I mean, I don’t understand America. They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But guess what? We’re taking the same abuse. Think about that part. When you all going to make a mutha-fuckin series about the success that black folks is having. The only success we have is Roots and 12 Years A Slave…?”
Apparently, Snoop is tired of the same old slave stories regarding Black Americans and wants the community to start making projects that reflect our time now and our achievements. While I agree that watching the history of our struggles (to put it mildly) in this country can be difficult as fuck to watch, I don’t think there will ever come a time that we shouldn’t make these films/ television shows.
The history of our culture is as equally important as our present and future; African Americans should be educated about everything for equal balance, regardless of how difficult it is to digest.