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Media Review – BlacKkKlansman

Cover image for Blackkklansman [DVD].

Directed by Spike Lee

Based on the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer who somehow infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan by joining the local Colorado chapter in 1978. Directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, the film tackles the intense subject matter head on and ties in a lot of information about past and current injustices and inequalities in the USA. Well worth your time.

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Book Review – They Called us Enemy

images (2)By George Takei

A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.

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