Netflix launches Black Lives Matter section focusing on ‘racial injustice and the black experience’ – The Sun

NETFLIX has launched a new Black Lives Matter section to highlight black storytelling.

The streaming service has dedicated a space to include important projects from American Son to Dear White People following the BLM movement.

The list will feature everything from Beyonce’s Homecoming to When They See Us in order to educate and inform viewers.

The space include 47 series and films based on the black experience ranging from the past up until today in order to try and breakdown systemic racism.

The platform in aid of highlighting black storytellers is available to watch now.

Netflix commented on the decision: "‘When we say Black Lives Matter, we also mean Black storytelling matters.

"With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.

"When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America."

Among the pieces are Beyonce's Homecoming, American Son, Dear White People, When They See Us, the biopic series of Barack Obama as well as Spike Leigh's Da 5 Bloods and She’s Gotta Have It.

Netfllix has removed several of Chris Lilley's controversial shows from its platform that feature the N-word and blackface sketches – but viewers can still watch on BBC iPlayer.

Despite both channels being in agreement over the removal of episodes of Little Britain from their libraries, differences of opinions are emerging about other shows.

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Netflix made the decision to remove four shows from comedian Chris Lilley from its services in Australia and New Zealand.

While Netflix has declined to comment on the decision to remove the controversial shows by Chris Lilley, the BBC told Deadline Hollywood that its “decision to remove Little Britain impacts Little Britain alone”.

In Little Britain – which aired from 2003 to 2007 – Walliams wore make up to play spa guest Desiree DeVere.

A BBC spokesman added: “There’s a lot of historical programming available on BBC iPlayer, which we regularly review.

"Times have changed since Little Britain first aired so it is not currently available on BBC iPlayer."

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