Silver Undermines Importance Of Race In ‘8 Mile’

Ed Gonzalez of slant magazine reviewed the new film ‘8 Mile’ giving it only 2 out of 4 stars. Gonzalez said, “Remarkably, if not entirely accidental, Silver challenges the ownership of rap. Rabbit’s (read: ’s) success suggests that while rap has its origins in black history, it’s okay for a white man to rhyme if he’s lived below the poverty line alongside the black man. [Screenwriter Scott] Silver, though, dubiously undermines the importance of race in Rabbit’s struggle for acceptance.” Read more.


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