Conventional wisdom would lead many to believe that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In the case of longtime racist media outlets such as FOX, imitation is the greatest form of mockery.
For the past five years, the Hidden Colors film series has revolutionized the way the masses view the nuances of African/Black/Melanoid history, culture, and general experience throughout the Diaspora. It has also played a pivotal role in the renaissance of progressive Black ideologies and initiatives. Because of the film series’ highly influential and successful nature, one would be naive to assume that this hasn’t caught the attention of members of the dominant society, namely white supremacists (and suspected white supremacists alike).
FOX Films has released a movie titled Hidden Figures, which re-visits the real life account of the three brilliant Melanoid female mathematicians who were instrumental in ensuring that NASA astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 voyage into space was successful.
While the premise of the film seems harmless on the surface level, it must be noted that the film’s title–and plot–are eerily reminiscent of the abundantly informative (and inspirational) Hidden Colors film series.
With the 4th installment of the critically acclaimed series on the way, it’s a sure bet that the world will be watching–whether it be because they truly enjoy what the movie will offer, or because they seek to outdo the film for their own nefarious reasons.