Monday, August 14, 2017

To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch shines a light on racism

This. This clip from To Kill a Mockingbird highlights an attitude about black men that remains one of the hallmarks of the hatred exhibited by white supremacists, neo-nazis and the KKK. Small, terrified groups of white men who blame black men for their own personal failings. Men—these hate movements seem to be mostly men—who see themselves as superior simply owing to the color of their skin, whose very behavior betrays their basic bigotry, ignorance and in fact, inferiority. 

As long as the Klu Klux Klan continues to march, as long as there are white men—and women—who continue to hate based on the color of a person's skin, books and movies like To Kill a Mockingbird remain relevant and heartbreaking. 

You can stream To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the book by Harper Lee, on all the usual streaming servies.

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