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Watchmen (2019) based on one episode (HBO)

I turned on the first episode of Watchmen (2019) by myself. I avoided every spoiler I could so that I could take in what I assumed would be another iteration of a heroic character saving the day when all hope was lost.

What I got was a jarring, hurtful, terrifying opening sequence representing the events during the race riots in Tulsa, OK also know as Black Wallstreet in 1921. I almost turned it off.

It’s evident that no matter how “evolved” we Americans claim to be or how different times are supposed to be, moments in history like the happening in Black Wallstreet still bring hurt and pain to those who were and are still affected by injustice today.

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