Just in time for summer riots, the controversial, race-obsessed, movie director and producer Spike Lee, debuts his latest race-inspired movie, “BlackKkKlansman”, a movie that takes place in 1979, but somehow, ends up at the Charlottesville riots of 2017, as a way to tie racism in America to President Trump.
Barack Obama, who frequently hosted race-baiter-for-hire Al Sharpton and the Black Lives Matter terror group in the White House, and who many believe stirred the pot of racial division more than any other president since Woodrow Wilson, has not yet reviewed the movie, and to the best of our knowledge is not being called out for his role in manufacturing racial division in America for votes.
After the debut of the movie, Hollywood actresses and actors explained why “White Power” is racist, but “Black power” is a actually good thing. Ron Stallworth, the central figure depicted in the movie also discusses his disdain for President Trump at the premiere of Lee’s new movie:
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), the African-American police officer who skillfully infiltrated a Colorado chapter of Ku Klux Klan in 1979, exposing their plan to attack people of color. According to producer Raymond Mansfield (Get Out), Lee “successfully walked a delicate line” by juxtaposing the discrimination against black people in the ’70s with the racist behavior exhibited by some Americans since Trump was elected into office.
“We knew it was tricky because if done wrong, it could feel exploitative. But we decided shortly after it happened to include that footage. It was Spike’s idea,” said Mansfield. “He wrote it into the screenplay and as soon as we saw the revised draft come through, all of us went, ‘That’s it.’ It ties the entire movie together in the most profound and emotionally effective way. We thought it was a stroke of genius.”
Topher Grace, who plays KKK leader David Duke in BlacKkKlansman, agrees. “The film starts with a shot of the Civil War and it ends with Charlottesville. There’s only one filmmaker who can draw that line,” the actor told THR, emphasizing Duke and Trump’s “eerily similar” mannerisms. “A big part of my research going into playing Duke was watching old interviews. When I watched him on The Phil Donahue Show, he kept using the terms, ‘America first’ and ‘Make America great again.’ The parallels are insane.”
The real-life Stallworth — who details his interaction with Duke and the KKK in his upcoming memoir, Black Klansman — also came out to support Lee on Monday night. The cop-turned-author said the director and writer “did a masterful job” of telling his story, while drawing comparisons between Trump’s “hateful” rhetoric and the bigotry that was prevalent 40 years ago.
“The racism today is just like it was then. If anything, it’s even worse because Trump has basically allowed racists to come out of the shadows. We need to be vigilant to that and try to address it from a perspective like Spike’s,” Stallworth told THR. “Trump is an idiot, and his idiocy needs to be brought to the forefront. Spike did a masterful job at capturing that.”