God bless white America. BlacKkKlansman
In 1978, a black Colorado Springs, Colorado, police detective named Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. He rose up the ranks of the organisation to become the head of the local chapter.
He pretended to be a white supremacist and gathered intelligence over the phone and he would send a white-officer to clan meeting.
Based on Stallworth’s memoir Black Klansman, the new Spike Lee-directed film BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as the real-life police detective who worked to sabotage a number of KKK events. Adam Driver stars as the white officer who Stallworth sends to meetings.
As Stallworth told NPR in 2016:
I was sitting in my office one day, and I was reading the newspaper; came across a want ad or a classified that said, Ku Klux Klan, for information. I eventually spoke with a gentleman over the phone responding to that ad, and the gentleman explained to me that he was starting a Klan chapter in Colorado Springs and was looking for new people.
So I told him that I was a white man, that I hated blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Asians; that I thought the white man had not gotten a fair deal in this country; I was really upset because my sister had dated a black guy and it offended me that his black hands had touched her white body; and as a result, I wanted to join the group and do what I could to put a stop to all of this nonsense.
Produced by Jordan Peele and the team behind Get Out, check the trailer out below: