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from melindacarmen at 23. February 2023 19:10 o`clock  ·  Comments: 2

Americans are proud to live in a democratic country where the rights of all individuals are equal and racist attitudes are left in the past. However, many current events reveal that racism gains more and more supporters. The current President of the United States, Donald Trump, does not hide his racist beliefs, and the number of cases of police officers killing the unarmed African Americans continues to grow. One of the most influential Black directors who engages in the problems of racism, stereotypes, and Black identity, Spike Lee, directed a film that discusses the issue of racist attitudes in America. It is believed that civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s has contributed to the significant positive change of the American society, making White people stop perceiving Blacks as inferior and helping them forget all racial stereotypes and bias. However, in BlacKkKlansman, Lee shows that the struggle between the White racists and those who believed that people of all races are equal is still happening. The director uses a big number of references to films created during the 20th century and prominent historical events to demonst...