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YMMV / The Negro Soldier

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  • Values Dissonance: It's a work from 1944, so there's a lot of examples. Even the title gets this - "Negro" is a loaded term in the 21st century (partly due to its use during this era), but at the time of production it was the polite term for Americans of African descent and the title was meant to be respectful.
  • Values Resonance: Say what you will about the film omitting some very important parts of U.S. history, but this is one of the very few movies of that time period where Black Americans were portrayed as normal people. Many blacks even used this film to justify civil rights for themselves. And once again, this was 1944.

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