Carl Matthes: Adapted from Black Klansman Stallworth’s memoir, the film was conceived by Jordan Peele, the comedian turned director of last year’s Academy Award nominated film “Get Out.” Peele sought out famed director Spike Lee to direct and re-write the film.
Dahlia Ferlito: You are now a martyr for anti-racist white people in America — for those of us who work to co-create an America free of racist violence; where the ideals of justice and equality enshrined in the constitution and espoused by politicians on all sides are actualized for all who reside here.
Sharon Kyle: The vision is to equip the Civilian Oversight Commission with the power to subpoena records and to compel the testimony of deputies and their superiors accused of wrongdoing—hence the initiative.
Sharon Kyle: While it is true that the United States no longer imposes overt state-sanctioned apartheid, the truth is it doesn’t have to. Its socially sanctioned apartheid systems are just as effective.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The confusion illustrates what happens when an epithet like the n-word, once hurled at African-Americans in this country and banned from polite conversation, now has a broad-based cultural acceptance in our society.
Sharon Kyle: Former slave Frederic Douglass writes that the single greatest fear harbored by every slave was being separated from their children or having their children taken from them, destined for the auction block.
he federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program was initiated in 2011. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the grant program was launched to “provide state, local and tribal partners and community groups—religious groups, mental health and social service providers, educators and other NGOs—with the ability to build prevention programs that address the root causes […]
Harvey Wasserman: It’s no accident US immigrations officials are telling parents they’re taking kids to “bathe,” then making them disappear … and then telling their parents they will never see them again.
Novella Coleman: When we erase these experiences from our collective consciousness, we cannot fully grasp the depth of the problem nor the urgent need for reforms that are inclusive and responsive to the experiences of Black women.
Sharon Kyle: Starbucks and MSNBC and any other organization attempting to take actions they feel will bridge the racial divide should be applauded. But ultimately we all must come to the realization that we are all being played.
Jessie Daniels: It may seem unlikely that someone like me, trained as a sociologist, would teach a course on memoir, but there is a turn within sociology now toward exploring interior emotional worlds.
Harvey Wasserman: Just after World War II, the team shunned not one but TWO players as great as Ruth. And it happened not just from stupidity, but also from explicitly stated racism.
Berry Craig: Trump counted on whites to translate “Make America Great Again” as “Make America White Again.” He ran the most overtly racist presidential campaign since George Wallace’s 50 years ago.