Why Racial Inequality in “Green Book” Resonates So Deeply Today

Thelma Adams | Real Clear – Life

Let’s just get this straight: Green Book is not Driving Miss Daisy with dudes.

For the record, the new movie does have two humans, one black, one white. One is behind the steering wheel and the other sits in the backseat calling the shots. But let’s not get carried away. It’s a true story. These are real people with Wikipedia pages (although playwright Alfred Uhry’s feisty Jewish granny did inspire the original Daisy).

The film, out Nov. 16, describes an actual situation when simply traveling for African Americans was so fraught with danger that a special publication that gives the movie its title was published yearly. The book told them where to lodge without fear of getting lynched.

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