Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Depicts Black Double Consciousness (Spoilers)

Melina Abdullah
Apr 13, 2019 - 5:00

I would venture to say that no Black person has ever used the term “doppelgänger in casual conversation. Yet, virtually every mainstream review of Jordan Peele’s Us centers the German term, meaning “double goer” or non-biological twin. A few reviews mention the Du Boisian concept of “

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One Reply to “Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Depicts Black Double Consciousness (Spoilers)”

  1. “I would venture to say that no Black person has ever used the term “doppelgänger” in casual conversation.” The exception would be Black fans of the anime Naruto. Jokes aside Us was a great film with many layers and double meanings.

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