Candyman (1992): White Ignorance Of Black Privilege

Since 1992, Clive Barker’s urban folk horror Candyman has been a staple in highlighting racial injustice in the genre.

However, what the film also does well, perhaps even better, is highlight the cost of white ignorance in the relationship between fellow grad students, Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) and Bernadette Walsh (Kasi Lemmons).

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Nadia Carmon

Nadia Carmon

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Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2nd Rounder ◌ Script Analyst at Coverfly ◌ Freelance Writer ◌ Black Magic Woman www.nadiacarmon.com