Director Spike Lee has never been known to mince words and his latest project, "BlacKkKlansman", hits like a sledgehammer in the gut. Lee utilizes the memoir of Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to tell two parallel stories: racist America in the ’70s and racist America today. In general, audiences tend to separate reality from fiction, even when that film is inspired by true events. By utilizing rhetoric from the past as it’s resurfaced today, as well as several fourth-wall-breaking moments which Lee’s known for, "BlacKkKlansman" isn’t just a comedic tale of when the Klu Klux Klan was bamboozled by a black man, but a clarion call that the battles of the past are not over.
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