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Precious

MaggieMae

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I watched this movie yesterday. Such a powerful performance by Mo Nique, who wasn't even nominated, as the rotten mother of "Precious." Everyone should see this who strongly believes that inner city black people are ALL like her, because she epitomized that stereotype.

Also, the young woman who played the pathetic "Precious" also epitomized the plight of a black child growing up in such poverty and filth and who literally has no way of escaping it on her own. There are no family "bootstraps" for someone like her to hold onto to pull herself up.

It's a powerful, powerful movie that brought home a horrible situation that eventually must be addressed in some other way than allowing these families to continue to breed ignorance and dependency on "the system." Just as physical characteristics are passed on generation to generation, mental characteristics are also inbred. EDUCATION is the answer, as was poignantly pointed out in the movie.

[Ooops... Sorry, Mo Nique DID win--best supporting actress. Yay!]
 
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There are things in life we can end.

Helping children escape the pattern is worth the investment and stops the cycle.
 

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