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Red Tails (2012)Red Tails (2012)

           This isn't a great movie, it's probably even a bad movie, but it tells an important story that nonetheless makes it worth watching. During World War II, the black pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen who comprised the 332nd Fighter Group fought two wars — one against the Germans and another against the overt racist policies of the American military. The movie opens with a quote from a 1925 study by the US War College that concluded: "Blacks are mentally inferior, by nature subservient, and cowards in the face of danger. They are therefore unfit for combat." The film shows how these patriotic, skilled, and brave pilots disproved these despicable stereotypes and broke through the many racist barriers. The title of the film comes from the signature paint job on the black pilots' aircraft. I watched this film on Comcast HBO.

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