Okay so I’m on S5 of Sons of Anarchy now and it’s getting super interesting.
I don’t know how to express exactly it just yet since I’m only on episode 4, but like… for the first time SAMCRO is being forced to interact with a Latino and a Black man who own (semi)legitimate businesses and have decent amount of power, and it’s freaking them out. There’s good reason for some of that freak out, obviously (that Opie scene, y’all. That Opie scene), but I do wonder how much of it is race related. The white supremacist Big Bad who had Gemma raped didn’t garner this much fear from them, and he was also in bed with senators and CEOS.
But until now, all the Blacks and Latinos they’ve interacted with have really just been fellow gang members (9ers, Bastards, and Mayans). So their inbred racism has been directed at people who’re all pretty much on the same level as they are. Having them have to deal with minorities with more power and influence than them is kinda interesting.
IDK. I’ll think about this more later, but in the meantime I’m really enjoying watching SAMCRO freak out at the idea of a powerful Black man crushing them with the snap of a finger.
(Also, Harold Perrinaeu and Jimmy Smits :D)