*Chris Rock is not a fan of historical civil rights movies because they “make racism look very fixable.”
“I hate all Civil Rights movies,” Rock said recently on the How Neal Feel podcast with Neal Brennan. “Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the effort and they should exist. The problem is they only show the back of the bus and the lunch counter. They actually make racism look very fixable. They don’t get into how dysfunctional the relationships were.”
Chris Rock continued “In the ’40s and ’50s, white men would just walk in your house and take your food…it’s a predator-prey relationship. Do you think when it was time to rape, [white men] were raping white women? No–they would go and rape…the women they could actually rape without going to jail for.”
Rock says the life for Black folks during that time was “much dirtier than any movie ever shows.”
“My mother used to get her teeth taken out at the vet because you weren’t allowed to go to the dentist. No movie shows you that.”
Scroll up and hear Chris Rock tell it via the YouTube clip above.
In related news, during a recent appearance on SHOWTIME’s Desus & Mero, Rock admited that he’s not a fan of the current wave of hip-hop stars because he’s interested in “album artists.”
“Who’s the new album artists, you know what I mean? Like, I like DaBaby, but is there a DaBaby album?” Rock said. “There’s a lot of guys dropping hot singles, which is lovely. But I like to…a whole experience that I can marinate on.”
“A musical journey,” he added. “The ups, the downs, the weird single that you know—the weird album track that you know was never gonna be a single, but you love it.”
Rock went on to explain that artists like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole create great albums.
Watch Chris Rock’s full appearance on Desus & Mero below.