Why Black Panther’s box office success matters

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Movies spotlighting people of color are kicking ass right now.

    Read our full review of Black Panther on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2ExE9xf

    The buzz around the Black Panther movie release should come as no surprise to anyone keeping tabs on representation in media these days. People want movies that feature people of color and their stories. But there is a dearth in the supply of films produced that do that. Vox spoke with the UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt about how Hollywood has progressed to diversify its characters and stories to reflect the demographics of the US. Watch this video to understand how America’s changing makeup is key to Black Panther’s early dominance at the box office.

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  • Daniel Rose
    Daniel Rose  a months ago +1

    Matters... to nobody

  • Streling Owen
    Streling Owen  3 months ago

    White people are mad lmao

  • Liam Patrick
    Liam Patrick  4 months ago

    I'm proud to be white

  • Seph and Presley
    Seph and Presley  6 months ago

    For gods sakes any black character would be good

  • SnippleSnapple
    SnippleSnapple  8 months ago

    "People"? You mean the Race-Baiting majority you call "minorities"? Good job, Vox. You've proven me once again that all you care about is identity politics.

  • Aiman Al - Fatih
    Aiman Al - Fatih  10 months ago


  • Liora Symone
    Liora Symone  11 months ago

    This video was way too short.

  • CICR business
    CICR business  a years ago

    Ok so thanks to the representation of a country that doesn’t exist and is a good example of a kingdom that is not good for all country since is not open border country not inclusive for all government and not open for all inmigrants, this is a good example of representation of minorities? What a joke! If we change the black people for white ones this movie fits perfectly for a racist and bigotry films representation!

  • Abhisek Backup
    Abhisek Backup  a years ago +1

    2:26 2040 looks good but 2050? Just saying.
    WOW! Was Black Panther so revolutionary? I watched Spiderman Homecoming that reached new heights of political correctness by altering the racial background of characters originally penned by Stan Lee. The world has seen Mandela, Luther, Obama, musicians like Kendrick Lamar and MORGAN FREEMAN. But, NO. Chadwick Boseman represents the minority in a movie based on a Black dominated Africa where there is a suppressed White population that is being killed. Huh? Don't smell Racism here.
    "1 out of every 10 major films are directed by minorities". Guess what? Talent matters, not colour. Dunkirk was criticised for having all white cast, the reason, Historical Accuracy. Even World War based video games are getting more "Politically Correct".

  • LSX
    LSX  a years ago

    Black panther is overrated.

  • Tony Satie
    Tony Satie  a years ago

    Black people in America continue to open doors not only for themselves but for Asian Americans, Latin Americans... to creep through. I hope they appreciate the BLOOD, sweat and tears shed in their absence. BTW: I am white.

  • terry ferguson
    terry ferguson  a years ago

    Every knee will bow,every tongue will confess,Jesus Christ is Lord.The Lord REIGNETH.

  • terry ferguson
    terry ferguson  a years ago

    Satan is the god of this world.Satan created all religions and all hate groups.He pits groups of people against each other.Satan and his demons get more power from death,blood,human sacrafice,and sex with babies and children,and most serve him.All celebs have sold their souls to the devil.They have to do human blood sacrfices to satan.Trayvon Martin was a blood sacrafice by his own Freemason Father or both parents.All the men are Freemasons,black and white and every color in between.Most owmen are ladies of the Eastern Star/Lady Freemasons/satanists.All except those oppressed by satan,withcraft and demons.The real God,(Jesus Christ) is the real all seeing eye.He sees his people being oppressed by witchcraft.he is coming for them,SOON.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy  a years ago

    9.9 thousand supermacist guy disliked this video...

  • Lord of The Edge
    Lord of The Edge  a years ago

    Spawn !

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     a years ago +1

    Vox is propaganda

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler  a years ago +1

    Black panther isn't even American

  • Apeiron1
    Apeiron1  a years ago

    Yet the cgi failed it for my viewing.

  • Riduch
    Riduch  a years ago

    Ellis boyd redding of shawshank redemption though

  • Quests Of The Qodeshim

    I kinda hate the fact they are using such light characters for african american movies. I understand it doesn't matter, but they never use dark skinned girls, ever, even if it was about slavery or africa! It's dissapointing. In fact, look at the cover of the book and the actress. There's a difference in skin. Hollywood just doesn't like dark skin girls anymore :c People are getting super mad because this movie was "racist", but what about the other superhero movies without blacks, or with really really light people?