We know we’re a little late on the Jordan Peele “Get Out” movie train, BUT we can’t stop obsessing.
From the #GetOutChallenge that went viral, to the many hidden race related messages that you would only get if you ARE black or have an understanding of the black culture, is what makes this movie the hit that it is.
By not shying away from resurfacing black trauma and since the film just released to DVD on Tuesday, we decided to take a closer look at the horror Chris faced and the real life American horror story connection.
Organ harvesting and why it continues to go unnoticed in the black community.
When people speak of organ harvesting, it is spoken of as an old urban myth as to the reasoning for the many cases that go unnoticed placing their stories silenced in the ‘sunken place’.
For those that haven’t seen the film, the story focuses on using black bodies as a host for the white mind. In other words, what the white man, (or woman) is lacking they acquire from their black ‘source’ by any means necessary.
Mirroring the reality of cases that go silent in mainstream media, Peele shed a light on a horrifying truth of cases of black individuals that go missing.
According to Kulturekritik.com, calling the phenomenon of organ harvesting a conspiracy merely steals attention away from a growing problem in the Black community. “The illegal harvesting of organs and tissue from Black men, woman, and children who are kidnapped and murdered is not covered widely in the mainstream media and is many times written off has more of a conspiracy theory than fact.”
Kendrick Johnson whose case is still unsolved like many others, body was found inside of a wrestling mat back in 2013 after Lowndes County sheriff’s determined he got stuck after reaching for his shoe in the center of the mat. Aside from his strange death being ruled an ‘accident’; the Johnson's family had a private pathologist conduct a second autopsy which concluded that Kendrick died from non-accidental blunt force trauma to the neck. Aside from the new discovery it was also revealed that his organs were missing and body was stuffed with newspapers in its place. What makes this case even more questionable is the fact that:
#1) Suspects in question Brian and Branden Bell school athletes, whose father is an FBI agent, once challenged Kendrick to come to his house to fight his son.
#2) The Department of Justice has asked a judge in Lowndes County to block the attorneys from collecting evidence in that civil suit.
(Rose '"defending" Chris was only an attempt to avoid a paper trail)
#3) The Johnson's’ wrongful death suit claims that an unnamed female lured their son into the gym where he was fatally beaten by the brothers by request of their father.
#4) Are WHITE
Jordan Peele’s film is pure brilliance that has sparked conversation beyond the Hollywood stage into the homes of the black audience.
With numerous lives lost to such a big business, especially towards poor blacks who would never draw substantial media attention, continue to fall victim. Cases where black individuals are found with organs missing from their bodies, is not just a coincidence, we need to remember to ‘stay woke’.