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Ishmael Reed vs. Precious

The Precious backlash: still happening! In an op-ed in today's Times, Ishmael Reed asserts that "Among black men and women, there is widespread revulsion and anger" over the film, which "wasn't made for them." Also, Reed worries that Oprah and Barbara Bush's attempts to make Precious a "teaching tool" might suggest that "incest is widespread among black families." Then he totally spoils the movie's ending. [NYT]

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