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re: Hedy Weiss Theatre Review -- What She Wrote Was Wrong
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 08:35 pm EST 01/20/22
In reply to: Hedy Weiss Theatre Review -- the Wrong Place for What She Wrote - BroadwayTonyJ 07:57 pm EST 01/20/22

Statistically, most people who are murdered are murdered by somebody of their own race. That does not change the reality of systemic state violence against Black bodies by police officers, nor does it change the way that White society benefits from that systemic state violence, which was explicitly stated in the final moments of the Chicago Pass Over, to which Weiss responded using racist language. The issue, as many of us saw it, wasn't that she didn't review the work itself - she did - it's that the work elicited a racist response from her, and the only way she knew how to condemn the play was by using the racist canard of "Black on Black crime" to refute the point the show was making.

And it's not just Weiss. Dave Harris shared on his IG that after the first preview of Tambo and Bones last night, a White audience member stormed out of the theater, flipped over a table in the lobby, knocked down a hand sanitizing station, and then literally pulled a planter off a sidewalk and dumped it on the street. At least Weiss' violence was limited to words.
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