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I went to see “For Colored Girls” hoping to gain insight into the experiences of black women in America. I consider myself a Tyler Perry fan, but was a little saddened by some of what I saw. I’m not sure if we are empowering black women by reminding them that the source of all of their pain and frustration happens to be black men. The women start the film as bubbling, shiny, well-adjusted human beings and end the movie as depleted, tortured souls who are effectively dead on the inside. Of course, this is almost completely due to the terrible men in their lives. Let’s quickly catalog the list of black men in “For Colored Girls,” shall we?

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