Tuesday, December 20, 2016
#KKK docu-series coming to A&E! But it's not what you think... [details]
There is a reality show featuring the Ku Klux Klan coming down the PIPELINE that has a lot of CRITICS in an UPROAR, but it's not quite what one might think at first glance.
'Generation KKK' focuses on family members of prominent klansmen trying to distance themselves from the violent hate group.
Cameras have been ROLLING for the past year to chronicle the lives of some prominent KKK leaders and the FAMILY that wants OUT of the hate group.
This will be an 8-part docu-series airing in January on A&E. Unlike members of the "alt right," the KKK has been anything but subtle about its vocal racism. The Anti-Defamation League calls the organization “a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy." The project comes from This Is Just a Test (TIJAT), the production company that went to A&E with the idea more than a year ago.[source: THR]
Do we need this type of show with the CURRENT state of RACIAL tension in AMerica? After this past election we have seen a RISE in WHITE NATIONALISM and a deeper racial divide in our country, so the timing of this series couldn't be better--on paper that is.
People featured on the series will include an “Imperial Wizard” trying to recruit his daughter into the KKK, an Iraq war veteran introducing his 4 year old son to the racist theories, and a fifth-generation Klan family trying to recruit a close family friend. There are no obscured faces or changed names, as has been traditional when the group appears in film and TV — members of the KKK who participated gave full permission. SO NO HOLES BARRED and all access to these people that may even live next door, or you may encounter EVERYDAY.
In an effort to shine a light on mounting racism in America, the series also includes members of One People's Project, an anti-hate activism group that uses reformed hate-group members to speak with Klan families about changing their ways.
Should be interesting RIGHT??