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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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
An accessible, authoritative history of terrorism, offering systematic analyses of key themes, problems and case studies from terrorism's long past.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
Ron Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime (New York: Flatiron Books, 2014), 129. 30. Ross Douthat, “'12 Years a Slave' and Our Hopeless Conversation about Race,” New York Times Opinion ...
Author: Paul McEwan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
For over a century, cinephiles and film scholars have had to grapple with an ugly artifact that sits at the beginnings of film history. D. W. Griffith’s profoundly racist epic, The Birth of a Nation, inspired controversy and protest at its 1915 release and was defended as both a true history of Reconstruction (although it was based on fiction) and a new achievement in cinematic art. Paul McEwan examines the long and shifting history of its reception, revealing how the film became not just a cinematic landmark but also an influential force in American aesthetics and intellectual life. In every decade since 1915, filmmakers, museums, academics, programmers, and film fans have had to figure out how to deal with this troublesome object, and their choices have profoundly influenced both film culture and the notion that films can be works of art. Some critics tried to set aside the film’s racism and concentrate on the form, while others tried to relegate that racism safely to the past. McEwan argues that from the earliest film retrospectives in the 1920s to the rise of remix culture in the present day, controversies about this film and its meaning have profoundly shaped our understandings of film, race, and art.
Black Klansman: Race, Hate and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime. Flatiron Books, 2018. Stewart, Jacqueline. “Negroes Laughing at Themselves? Black Spectatorship and the Performance of Urban Modernity.” Critical Inquiry, vol.
Author: Alice Mikal Craven
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
... Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018), an adaptation of former police officer Ron Stallworth's memoir BlacKkKlansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime (2014), received similar popular and critical acclaim.
Author: Emily Ruth Rutter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
This book considers the ways in which Black directors, screenwriters, and showrunners contend with the figure of the would-be White ally in contemporary film and television. White Lies and Allies in Contemporary Black Media examines the ways in which prominent figures such as Issa Rae, Spike Lee, Justin Simien, Jordan Peele, and Donald Glover centralize complex Black protagonists in their work while also training a Black gaze on would-be White allies. Emily R. Rutter highlights how these Black creators represent both performative White allyship and the potential for true White antiracist allyship, while also examining the reasons why Black creators utilize the white ally trope in the wider context of the film and television industries. During an era in which concerns with White liberal complicity in anti-Black racism are of paramount importance, Rutter explores how these films and televisions shows, and their creators, contribute to the wider project of dismantling internal, interpersonal, ideological, and institutional White hegemony. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Film and Media Studies, Television Studies, American Studies, African American Studies, and Popular Culture.
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