The controversy over the new film Out of the Furnace has stirred unrest in the Ramapough community, according to a NY Times article published Thursday.
According to the report, since the movie was released last week, Ramapough students have been picked on by classmates, a fight broke out at a local mall, and a woman was verbally attacked using racial slurs, nytimes.com reported.
The article focused on the reactions of the community about a week after local leaders held a press conference denouncing the film’s references to the Ramapough Lenape Nation, and an NY Post article detailing the film’s supposed basis on the Ramapough community. The film’s producer, Relativity Media, has denied that the story is based on any people in particular.
The Times article calls the controversy over Out of the Furnace “another in a long line of indignities,” against the Ramapough people.
Read the full article here.