From: Ethan Yang [Via Facebook]
This article is repulsive. Paul Kersey writes, "In other words, the perceived racism these black women supposedly faced was mostly made up by Hollywood, with racist white characters invented so the screenwriters could have villains." While it be true that characters and events were created to portray racism and sexism that was prevalent at the time, Kersey writes as though such characters and events are far from what was prevalent, as though these women did not have to overcome hardships.
Kersey says, "The premise that a few black women got us to the moon is laughable." It is shown in the film that it took more than just these women, it took a team. Hidden Figures simply shines a light on three women who were a part of that team.
It is laughable Kersey bring up the moon landing when Hidden Figures focuses on Mercury—Atlas 6, not Apollo 11. The film does not even talk about the success of the moon landing until the epilogue of the film. I urge you to watch the film before you write against it as if having understanding of it. Kersey goes on, "Hidden Figures is Fake History. But the anti-white Narrative that drives our entire culture is all too real."
Anti-white and diversity are not the same thing. Nothing in or about Hidden Figures portrays any anti-white message. The movie simply tells of a story about three African-American women that had not been heard by many people. If it were not for this movie, we would not even know these women's names. Hidden Figures does an excellent job in delivering a story that should be heard. To deprive Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan of their work and service is something I simply will not allow.
I am upset that such an article has been published, especially with clear evidence of not viewing the film and a lack of understanding. I demand the article be deleted and an apology by Paul Kersey himself.
James Fulford writes: This is a fairly typical example of Cultural Marxist rhetoric, especially the part about the demand that the article actually be deleted. I don't know that it's worth refuting all of it, but for example if the movie makes no claims that the "Hidden Figures" were important in the race to the Moon, why did NPR publish an article called "'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon"?
And if there's no anti-white animus intended, why is it on Wikipedia's list of "Films about racism"?