Black Klansman

Black Klansman

A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States.

Author: Ron Stallworth

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250299031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller! The extraordinary true story and basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory. Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself. Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge History of Terrorism

The Cambridge History of Terrorism

The Klan has come into focus recently because of Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman, nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture in ... 25 R. Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime (New York, ...

Author: Richard English


ISBN: 9781108470162

Category: History

Page: 718

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An accessible, authoritative history of terrorism, offering systematic analyses of key themes, problems and case studies from terrorism's long past.
Categories: History

Martin Scorsese Woody Allen Spike Lee

Martin Scorsese  Woody Allen  Spike Lee

Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in American Independent Film James F. Scott. ———, dir. 2003. Gangs of New York. ... Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime. New York: Flatiron Books. Stam, Robert. 1989.

Author: James F. Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498548977

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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At a moment in history when the status of minorities, particularly ethno-racial minorities, is the subject of intense, often acrimonious debate, this book offers a timely and relevant discussion of the core themes of assimilation, interculturation, and identity in the oeuvre of three independent American filmmakers: Scorsese, Allen, and Lee.
Categories: Social Science

Gangs and the Military

Gangs and the Military

Ron Stallworth, SGT, Ret., former gang intelligence coordinator, Utah Department of Public Safety; author of Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime “For anyone interested in understanding the ...

Author: Carter F. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538135457

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Gangs are expanding, evolving, and posing an increasing threat to communities nationwide. This could be due in part to the increased number of gang members with military training. This book explores how military veterans are becoming increasingly involved in street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and domestic extremist groups.
Categories: Social Science

Of Latitudes Unknown

Of Latitudes Unknown

Black Faces, White Voices: The Politics of Dubbing in Carmen Jones.” The Velvet Light Trap, no. ... Black Klansman: Race, Hate and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime. Flatiron Books, 2018. Stewart, Jacqueline.

Author: Alice Mikal Craven

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501337727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Of Latitudes Unknown is a multi-faceted study of James Baldwin's radical imagination. It is a selective and thoughtful survey that re-investigates the grounds of Baldwin studies and provides new critical approaches, subjects, and orientations for Baldwin criticism. This volume joins recent critical collections in “un-fragmenting” Baldwin and establishing further conjunctions in his work: the essay and the novel; the polemical and the aesthetic; his use of and participation in visual forms; and his American as well as international identities. But it goes beyond other recent studies by focusing on new entities of Baldwin's radical imagination: his English and French language selves; his late encounters with Africa; his appearances on French television and interviews with French journalists; and his unrecognized literary journalism. Of Latitudes Unknown also addresses Baldwin's relations with the Arab world, his anticipation of contemporary film and media studies, and his paradoxical public intellectualism. As it reassesses Baldwin's contributions to and influences on world literary history, Of Latitudes Unknown equally explores why the critical appreciation of Baldwin's writing continues to flourish, and why it remains a vast territory whose parts lie open to much deeper exploration and elaboration.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

Also, when you talk about racial profiling, most of the people you're talking about are not Hispanics, not Asians. That's because [young black men] represent — we represent — the strongest challenge to white men.





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