Culture | Amazon initially rejects documentary by renowned screenwriter Shelby Steele
by Megan Basham
Posted 10/20/20, 05:07 pm
At the height of this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, Amazon Prime put up a series of billboards promising to “Amplify Black Voices.” It also added an “Amplify” branded carousel of African American films to its home page.
But Amazon deemed black filmmaker Shelby Steele unworthy of amplification, at least until the company faced a barrage of negative press.