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Wall Street Journal’s Reign? by John

Wall Street Journal’s Reign?

The Weekend Journal, (Friday’s version of the Wall Street Journal) is usually an innocuous read; movies, unaffordable real estate and some light lifestyle fare. Reading the review of Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle’s new movie, “Reign Over Me” was pretty lightweight until Joe Morgenstern shares his opinion that, “Refreshingly, race doesn’t enter into the picture; the script is color-blind.” Refreshingly?

Don Cheadle’s role has been referred to as the “magic Negro” in other reviews, using Spike Lee’s term for a Black person that shows up magically only to help the white protagonist. Refreshingly?

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