The documentary considers Brown's 2014 police shooting, death, and the aftermath -- and the complex, underlying societal causes that define the film's important first word, what. The film explores America's true original sin: not slavery, but "the use of race as a means to power." Questions asked -- Was it really racism that caused the death of Michael Brown? Has the truth become the lie, and the lie truth? -- and answered come against a backdrop of the "real victimization of black America."
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
Written by Clarence Cameron White
Performed by Frank Nitty
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Revelatory and vital
Amazon's initial suppression of this deep and intelligent documentary speaks to the anxiety that surrounds any discussion of race in the modern age. Shelby Steele - who saw segregation and the civil rights movement with his own eyes - provides a detailed context for the poverty afflicting many African-American communities today. This should not be controversial, but in an era when any deviation from the "systemic racism" assertion is treated with book-burning horror, I guess it counts as brave. Ironically, Steele explains that there is indeed a systemic problem, and one which disproportionately affects black people. It's just not the problem the world thinks it is.
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