How do we address racism in 'Gone With the Wind'?

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2020

As U.S. industries contend with a national reckoning on race, Hollywood has started to grapple with its past.

The popular film “Gone With the Wind” has landed at the center of the debate over how to handle cultural artifacts containing racist depictions. The 1939 Academy Award-winning film is an adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel about a love story between Scarlett O’Hara, a plantation owner’s daughter, and Rhett Butler, a member of the Confederate Army. While it is beloved and considered one of the greatest American films, it has faced...

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