#BlacKkKlansman – Movie Review

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BlacKkKlansman – Budget of $15 million – 2 hours and 15 minutes

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Colorado Spring Police Department is looking to integrate their police force.  Rookie Ron Stallworth applies for the job.  After a tough and intrusive interview, Ron is hired to work in the records room.  It’s not long before Ron wants more.  He wants to go undercover and lead an investigation.  At first, the chief declines Ron’s offer.  When he hears, Kwame Ture is in town, he believes Ron is perfect for the job.  Ron’s first assignment is to go to the Black Student Union wearing a wire.  If he tries to “rile up” the students, the police will arrest Kwame.  After the investigation, Kwame is considered to be non-threatening.  And the mission is a success.  The next day, Ron reads the paper and see an ad for the Ku Klux Klan.  Ron calls and leaves a message. Within seconds, “The Organization” calls him back to set up a meeting.  Now Ron only has one problem.  He’s black.  He has to work with a white officer to meet with them face to face.  Phillip “Flip” Zimmerman is the best choice.  Only two problems.  First, Flip is Jewish.  Second, he sounds nothing like Ron.  This investigation into the KKK will leave Ron and the Colorado Springs Police Department in awe of the reach of the Klan.

Even today, it’s hard to believe this story is real.  Based on Being Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth, this movie is careful not to portray all whites as the enemy (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It clearly defines the line between good cops, bad cops, and the Klan.  And hearing the same rhetoric being using today is sickening but necessary.  However, when you hear Harry Belafonte tell the story of Jesse, you will see how far we have come as a country (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  But when you realize David Duke’s plan of having a parasite slowly grow within the government has worked, you realize how far we have to go.  The need for growth is proven deeper of clips from recent events and a loving tribute to Heather Heyer.  The only improvement is the real images of the real officers and their current positions in life.  See this movie today and discuss.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Did I just hear you give your real name – Flip

Your father sounds like a great man – David Duke

Hell no, we won’t go – Kwame Ture

Coming from a black man, that’s pretty naive. Why don’t you wake up -Sergeant Trapp

I’m a cop – Ron Stallworth

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