Infiltrating the ‘BlacKkKlansman’ story

(31 Jul 2018) Spike Lee’s latest movie “BlacKkKlansman” is based on a book by Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. At the film’s New York premiere, stars John David Washington (who plays Stallworth) and Topher Grace (who takes on the role of former KKK leader David Duke) talked about channeling their real-life counterparts onscreen. (July 31)

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Afro-American blues man has conversations with KKK members

African American blues musician Daryl Davis has spent the past 30 years meeting with members of the Klu Klux Klan, asking them, “how can you hate him if you don’t even know me?” He claims more than 200 Klan members have left the extreme right-wing group after these meetings. Some have left their KKK robes as a souvenir of the decision he helped them make.

Trump calls racism ‘evil’, singles out KKK, white supremacists

US President Donald Trump — under pressure to explicitly condemn a weekend rally by white supremacists in Virginia that ended in bloodshed — denounces racism as “evil”, singling out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as “repugnant.”

KKK marchers in Virginia town met by counter-protesters

Supporters of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who oversaw Confederate forces in the US Civil War.