Escaping crises – like the political and environmental turmoil going on in Haiti, shows up as a theme in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and will be considered in TWN’s new webcast, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
In the show, some Americans are able to make their way to Canada, which welcomes the people escaping Gilead with open arms. So much for fiction!
In our reality, as Black people, we don’t know where we can go and be received with compassion, care and love – humanity, in a word – for we still labor under the burden of not really being seen as fully humans. How else could authorities crack the whip on Haitian refugees fleeing crisis? Janice and I want to do this series related to “The Handmaid”s Tale” because we know, as wonderful as the show is, by not considering the themes through the lens of the Black experience, we are missing the true depth of horror that could occur if/when democracy in America becomes an utter, complete and total failure. We are challenged to find our own solutions.
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