Black Klansman Film By Spike Lee and Jordan Peele

Before you get your hackles up and your nerves all in a tizzy keep in mind who’s working on this project Spike Lee and Jordan Peele have both worked on films that give a very obvious look at racism and how it impacts different groups of people. Black Klansman is actually based off of the true story of Ron Stallworth,  Colorado Springs police officer that managed to infiltrate the KKK in the late 1970’s. Stallworth, a black man, obviously couldn’t have done this on his own so whenever he had face to face meetings with representatives of the notorious group he sent a white officer armed with the knowledge that he’d already gained.

It was a very risky gambit to begin with, and something that could have gone wrong on so many occasions. But Stallworth managed to make life increasingly difficult for the KKK. His work didn’t bring them down but it cast some serious shade on their organization and dealings and disrupted their lives for a good portion of time. It might have seemed like nothing really got done since the KKK is still very alive and functional today, but it was a message to others that spoke of the vulnerability of the group.

Lee and Peele are bringing this film out in a time when racial tumult is starting to bubble and boil in the public consciousness again, but they’ve been working on it for the past two years. The film is likely to draw a great deal of criticism from some people but might actually be considered a wise move by others. This country seems to need a wake up call on all sides to remember that there is no us vs. them. Each and every person in this country deserves the same opportunity at life and to thrive that anyone else does. The hatred, the vitriol, and the amount of disdain needs to end at some point so that everyone can recall just what made this country great in the first place.

The KKK was a group that was founded in the mid to late 1900’s and boasted impressive numbers up until about the 1920’s. As of now their numbers are nowhere near where they used to be, but the message of hatred is just as strong. A film like the Black Klansman should at the very least showcase just what it took, and what it still takes, to make those who would practice hatred and division see themselves from a different perspective. Stallworth’s work in infiltrating the Klan was not without merit since he did happen to disrupt their organization long enough to be considered successful in his attempts.

This country is at the moment at a serious boiling point and is going to have to recognize just what could happen and what might happen if we can’t come together as a nation. Black Klansman should hopefully provide a good in-depth look into the world of the Klan that might shock a few people but will hopefully open the eyes of others.

Save



Leave a Reply

“Walking Dead” Actress Plans to Launch TV Show Called ” Preaching to the Choir”
Yet Another Compilation of Some of Skeletor’s Best Insults
What People Are Saying about Hulu’s “Future Man”
Comedy Central Announces Lineup for All-New Slate of Stand-Up Specials
Here’s a List of Every DC Film That’s in Development
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Will be the Longest “Star Wars” Movie Yet
Here’s the Teaser Trailer of The Incredibles 2
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “8 Mile”
The Top Uses of Scorpions’ “Rock You Like a Hurricane” in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of Paul Oakenfold Songs in Movies or TV
Check Out the Harry Potter Theme Performed on Wine Glasses
Keyboard Legend Geddy Lee: Rush’s Many-Layered Musical Genius
LaVar Ball’s New 16,000 Square Foot House Tour Will Annoy You Even More
Watch Marshawn Lynch Bulldoze High School Players at Oakland Tech
Russell Westbrook And Nick Collison’s ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Halloween Costumes Are Perfect
My Secret “Albert Pujols Was on Steroids The Whole Time” Conspiracy Theory
So This is the Guy Who Yelled “Finish Him” in Mortal Kombat
Tekken 7’s Surprise Fighter: Noctis Lucis Caelum
Injustice 2 to Introduce the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Harry Potter’s Magic is About to Take over Your Phone
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Leeann Tweeden
The Top Five Most Thankless Jobs in Hollywood
MoviePass Already Has A New Annual Plan Which is Even Cheaper
Marvel Entertainment Announces New Editor-in-Chief