Netflix Adds Black Lives Matter As A New Genre

Netflix Adds Black Lives Matter As A New Genre

Netflix Adds Black Lives Matter As A New Genre

Netflix wants you to learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience with this collection of titles.

Netflix wants you to learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience with this collection of titles.

Text: Laura Sanchez

After committing their platform to speak against systemic racism, Netflix launched a Black Lives Matter section with over 50 titles. 

Starting this week, you’ll find the Black Lives Matter section at the top of the genre list. The curated collection includes a selection of films and TV shows that the streaming service considers "complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America."

When we say “Black Lives Matter,” we also mean “Black storytelling matters,”⁣ stated Netflix on Wednesday after launching the collection. “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.” 

The collection includes titles like Spike Lee's biographical drama Malcolm X, Ava DuVernay's documentary on racial inequality 13th, Barry Jenkins's Oscar winner Moonlight, and former first lady Michelle Obama's documentary Becoming.  

Although it’s a new section, the streaming giant claims that it’s “More than a Moment.” A Netflix spokesperson says the company has no plans to remove the Black Lives Matter genre tab, according to the Los Angeles Times

Next time you ‘Netflix and chill’ take the time to watch one of the BLM titles, because what’s hotter than learning about social justice? To view the full collection, click here.

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