The Civil Rights Movement was perceived as a high point in American history and a great victory, but one of its outcomes was a rhetorical and cultural shift that instilled in black people a sense of oppression and victimhood, said the documentary filmmakers of “Uncle Tom II: An American Odyssey.”
In terms of black culture, the movement “moved black people from a trying race to a crying race, where we learned to be victims; we learned to be individuals who are now dependent on the state and the government,” said Chad Jackson, who co-wrote and starred in the film.
Before the civil rights movement, however, black people depended on their men, their families, and their churches, which were a kind of central hub for prosperity and productivity, Jackson told EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program in an interview….


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