If you use any streaming service at all, you know that February is Black History Month.
That’s because most of these services prominently featured TV shows and movies that focused on black Americans.
Who could complain about that? Why shouldn’t we celebrate the black leaders that made America great?
Take Clarence Thomas, for instance. He had a documentary on Amazo–uh, what?
Oh, sorry, the streaming service took it down.
Amazon showed it has its limits when it comes to its dedication to diversity and inclusion when it failed to continue streaming a critically acclaimed and popular documentary on the only black Supreme Court justice during Black History Month…
Thomas is our nation’s only black justice currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, and one would think that between Amazon’s claim to “building an inclusive culture” and the fact that it’s Black History Month, Amazon would want to stream this inspiring documentary on its platform.
Why It’s Important:
While most streaming services are presenting a variety of movies and content featuring black figures for the month, Amazon refuses to let Americans watch a movie about a prominent black justice.
If you click on Amazon’s link to see this movie, you will get a message saying you cannot view this movie “in your area.”
Meaning Amazon won’t let Americans watch a movie about a black Supreme Court Justice’s life, during Black History Month.
Um… any reason why, Amazon? Thomas has served on the court for years. He is an accomplished and celebrated justice. His decisions have had a tremendous impact on our country for decades.
Hmm, I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he’s an outspoken conservative and Constitutionalist?
If Americans went looking for good black content during the month, they would have found this movie and learned about this great man. We can’t have that, can we leftist Amazon?
So, they appear to be blacklisting this film, right at a time many could have been watching it.
Is this just a mistake? A matter of clearing streaming rights? Or, perhaps, yet another example of Silicon Valley silencing conservative voices? (This time, a black voice.)
I guess you’ll have to decide that yourself.
- Amazon removed a documentary about Clarence Thomas from their streaming service.
- They appeared to do this during Black History Month.
- The company has offered little explanation for this decision.