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Blatant racism on Netflix original series "Ozark"

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There might be spoilers here but I'll be as discrete as I can.

I can't be the only person that noticed that the psycho blonde chick character listens to African-American rap and gets inspired to go shoot a person of color? Come on, even you people who don't train yourself to see ubiquitous racism as I have can see that, right? The idea that African-American men internalize "thug culture'" has been a racist trope for decades now. That's really incredibly offensive and I hope there will be a movement to have the show removed from streaming.
 

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I'm looking forward to the new season. Here I thought the show was about money laundering for a drug cartel. I didn't realize I was supposed to be watching for 'the real meaning' of the show, the hidden meaning.

Do we have to pick apart everything for the hidden meanings from the deep state? Can't we just enjoy the show? What's next? Commies in Yellowstone?
 

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There might be spoilers here but I'll be as discrete as I can.

I can't be the only person that noticed that the psycho blonde chick character listens to African-American rap and gets inspired to go shoot a person of color? Come on, even you people who don't train yourself to see ubiquitous racism as I have can see that, right? The idea that African-American men internalize "thug culture'" has been a racist trope for decades now. That's really incredibly offensive and I hope there will be a movement to have the show removed from streaming.

Censoring things that trigger you?
 
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There might be spoilers here but I'll be as discrete as I can.

I can't be the only person that noticed that the psycho blonde chick character listens to African-American rap and gets inspired to go shoot a person of color? Come on, even you people who don't train yourself to see ubiquitous racism as I have can see that, right? The idea that African-American men internalize "thug culture'" has been a racist trope for decades now. That's really incredibly offensive and I hope there will be a movement to have the show removed from streaming.
In 2004, Mediamark Research Inc. estimated that closer to 60 percent of rap music consumers were white. One would have to live on a deserted island, or be tucked away in a closet for the last 30 years to not know this. Furthermore, she killed the man who murdered her cousin. He belonged to a Mexican cartel. By what strange osmosis do you find this "blatantly racist"?
 

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I'm looking forward to the new season. Here I thought the show was about money laundering for a drug cartel. I didn't realize I was supposed to be watching for 'the real meaning' of the show, the hidden meaning.

Do we have to pick apart everything for the hidden meanings from the deep state? Can't we just enjoy the show? What's next? Commies in Yellowstone?
Did you watch that episode?
 

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FFS, that the OP would come away with racist overtones to OZARK, is unreal!

I have watched all the episodes. First you have to leave logic at the door. Never once did I think, “yeah, that’s what I would do,” after some of the things that take place. That being said, I found the series very entertaining. The last season drags a little, but is so-so compared to the first 3 1/2. I enjoyed the characters and the cinematography. They certainly made Wendy Byrde out to be a witch. The last line is pretty much on target……
 
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FFS, that the OP would come away with racist overtones to OZARK, is unreal!

I have watched all the episodes. First you have to leave logic at the door. Never once did I think, “yeah, that’s what I would do,” after some of the things that take place. That being said, I found the series very entertaining. The last season drags a little, but is so-so compared to the first 3 1/2. I enjoyed the characters and the cinematography. They certainly made Wendy Byrde out to be a witch. The last line is pretty much on target……

She always was since episode 1
 

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There might be spoilers here but I'll be as discrete as I can.

I can't be the only person that noticed that the psycho blonde chick character listens to African-American rap and gets inspired to go shoot a person of color? Come on, even you people who don't train yourself to see ubiquitous racism as I have can see that, right? The idea that African-American men internalize "thug culture'" has been a racist trope for decades now. That's really incredibly offensive and I hope there will be a movement to have the show removed from streaming.
This is the last half of the last season. I don't recall the scene you're referring to.
 

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Hmmm. I just watched that one but don't remember the racist shooting.

Because there wasn't one. The OP is making it seem like Ruth listening to rap music and then shooting the cartel boss was somehow racist
 
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Because there wasn't one. The OP is making it seem like Ruth listening to rap music and then shooting the cartel boss was somehow racist
Ok, I remember that scene.
 

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I am looking forward to catching Julia Garner in something else. I don’t remember seeing her in anything else. She plays the Ruth Langmore character. I am going to be having a hard time no=t seeing Ruth in whatever she is next in. A quick look at her bio tells that she was born in NYC, I’d have been almost any other place but there based on her performance. Not been surprised to find out she started as an on location extra…..
 

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I am looking forward to catching Julia Garner in something else. I don’t remember seeing her in anything else. She plays the Ruth Langmore character. I am going to be having a hard time no=t seeing Ruth in whatever she is next in. A quick look at her bio tells that she was born in NYC, I’d have been almost any other place but there based on her performance. Not been surprised to find out she started as an on location extra…..

She is great in "inventing Anna" on hulu she was also good in "dirty john" on netflix
 

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Wow, put down the WokaCola! But yeah, it's the little, pale, white woman, not the legion of hispanic drug cartel that drove most of the violence in Ozark, lol!
 

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I am looking forward to catching Julia Garner in something else. I don’t remember seeing her in anything else. She plays the Ruth Langmore character. I am going to be having a hard time no=t seeing Ruth in whatever she is next in. A quick look at her bio tells that she was born in NYC, I’d have been almost any other place but there based on her performance. Not been surprised to find out she started as an on location extra…..
Besides the shows @Crovax mentioned, Garner also had a really good part in The Americans. I think she's terrific.
 

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There might be spoilers here but I'll be as discrete as I can.

I can't be the only person that noticed that the psycho blonde chick character listens to African-American rap and gets inspired to go shoot a person of color? Come on, even you people who don't train yourself to see ubiquitous racism as I have can see that, right? The idea that African-American men internalize "thug culture'" has been a racist trope for decades now. That's really incredibly offensive and I hope there will be a movement to have the show removed from streaming.
You are implying the music is what is making her go after the guy and not the fact that the guy killed her cousin?

Sorry for the spoiler but this had to be asked.
 

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Maybe you should thank the producers for promoting that garbage "music" as a way to stop the voices inside a persons head, which is probably why she was listening to it non stop.
 

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I'm fine with how it ended, but would've preferred a different ending.
 

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If she was chugging a 40 oz malt liquor on the way to the killing we may have something here.
 
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