If you haven’t seen or read the viral social media discussions of the Netflix thriller Bird Box, you’re missing one of the greatest race allegory movies that have ever been released in the last part of December 2018. It’s about how white people suddenly realize that racism is spreading across the world and they can only escape it’s wrath if they refuse to acknowledge it because...
Wait. You think it’s a monster movie? Don’t be silly.
So when I started watching Bird Box, I was pulling for the invisible monster because I immediately recognized that the movie was a parable about white America’s willingness to ignore white supremacy.
Yes...the article explains it perfectly!So she's hiding from minorities?
One day White Privilege’s sister tells her about this never-before-seen problem called “racism.” They watch a little bit of news about this racism thing but they don’t worry about it because no one where they live is racist.
Then, during a trip into town to visit the doctor, they discover racism is everywhere and it’s spreading quickly. Things have gotten so bad that when people discover racism, they immediately become depressed. Privilege’s sister immediately kills herself, leaving our heroine surrounded by this invisible monster.
Luckily, because of her privilege, she finds a house where people are hiding from racism. It is filled with white people and a couple of black men who are some of the “good ones.”