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.
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