8 PM EST - “The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.” - Chinua Achebe
BTR News – Roseanne Barr apparently isn’t sorry for her racist comparison of Valerie Jarret to apes. In a Tweet that mischaracterizes the plot of the book and film series Planet Of The Apes, Barr now claims her tweet was about “anti-semitism” and wrongly credits the work of fiction to Rod Serling most known for his work on the Twilight Zone.
Sources: Barr’s Tweet https://twitter.com/therealroseanne/status/1007097503592824833
Rod Serling wrote ‘The Planet of the Apes’ screenplay, but did he write the ending? https://www.metv.com/stories/rod-serling-wrote-the-original-planet-of-the-apes-screenplay-but-did-he-write-the-twist-ending
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