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Netflix add Black Lives Matter category to streaming service

"When we say Black Lives Matter, we also mean Black storytelling matters."

By Clodagh Meaney

Dear White People | Netflix

Netflix have added a Black Lives Matter category to their streaming service.

"Black lives matter. Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series and documentaries," the description reads.

In a statement, the company said: "When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean 'Black storytelling matters.'"

"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," they said.

"When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America."

Programmes included in the category include 13th, a documentary that analyses the criminalisation of African-Americans and the prison system.

Michelle Obama's new documentary Becoming is also included in the category along side Orange is the New Black and Time: The Kalief Browder Story.

Dear White People, Beyonce's concert documentary Homecoming and Barry, a docu-film about young Barack Obama also feature.

It comes after the platform pulled controversial BBC comedy Little Britain for the show's use of blackface.

You can browse the full Black Lives Matter category listing here.

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