Hong Sangsoo’s OUR SUNHI is showing 3 times at this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, so I did 3 pre-fest pieces on OUR SUNHI. Here’s my 3rd piece, where I suggest some ways to watch OUR SUNHI.
And race matters for reasons that really are only skin deep, that cannot be discussed any other way, and that cannot be wished away. Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’, regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: ‘I do not belong here.’
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via anthologyz)