When you’re white, your dreams go far and a lot of times that is because there are no encumbrances. The world is wide open to them in a way that isn’t open for us. So when their reality is taken care of, it’s like, ‘Okay well we can dream about this. We can do this. We can do that.’ For us, it’s a little different.
It’s like how can you think about traveling to another solar system or alien life if you have a problem getting a job or eating on Earth. African-American dreams are more reality-based, and that’s why I think our films have to do with our daily environment more so than alien or science fiction environments.””
Underworld creator and comicbook writer, Kevin Grevioux on why there is a lack of black sci-fi film-makers (source)
i seem to recall the guys from Ultramagnetic MC’s discussing their subject matter in the opposite way. for them, they came from places where they were constantly reminded of the dangerous circumstances in which they lived, so they needed some sort of coping mechanism, and found that with the outer space stuff. and the link between mothership connection and singing an old Negro spiritual basically follows the same idea.