This 11:00 Minute Video Sums Up the Entirety of Race Baiting in the US Today
There are many Americans today who either don’t know this country’s racial past at all, do know and still don’t care, and know full well how the United States has mistreated, excluded, and worked to eradicate indigenous, Black and brown Americans and would rather deny any of it ever happened at all. To help change that, Matthew Cooke, award-winning documentarian and producer, created this 11:00 minute video detailing America’s brutal racial past and the ways it informs the racial hierarchies of the present.
While there are some nuances that are far too complex and involved to fit into such a short clip, Cooke does a great job of weaving together United States history with events like mass incarcertaion, police intimidation (like McKinney, TX), and demonization of protestors for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It’s definitely worth the watch.
Support this series by signing up for an audiobook account and listening to People’s History of the United States or The New Jim Crow for free at Audible. Both of these books can be purchased in our Amazon Store.
Photo credit: You Tube/still
Want More Convos Like This One?
Latest posts by Jenn M. Jackson (see all)
- Okay Amanda Seales, but your race and gender analysis with no class analysis is inherently anti-Black - October 9, 2017
- Why we have to stop letting racists and misogynists gaslight racial and gender minorities - October 5, 2017
- It’s time we honor Black women for their anti-racist work - September 16, 2017
- Why I will no longer use my unpaid labor to discuss race in America with white people - September 10, 2017
- White “allies” and speaking the words of racial violence in the United States - August 23, 2017