My wife and daughter and I finally had the opportunity to see Will Smith in "I Am Legend". I have read in reviews that the movie remakes several earlier films; but I saw it as an adapation of Camus' novel, The Plague. As for Camus' novel, nearly all readers interpret the plague that forces the evacuation an Algerian city, except for the doctor who remains to care for the victims of the disease, as facism. The Will Smith movie, on the other hand, seems to me, to identify the plague as racism; this identification is given in the little lecture by the Will Smith character toward the end of the film about the musician, Bob Marley. Marley, he says, sought to cure racism with music (the character says). Most of the film falls into place as an allegory about racism. The main quality of the monsters, who are infected with a cancer-killing virus gone bad, is that they are dehumanized. They are not dead; the virus has simply eviscerated their humanity. Of course, that is what racism does.