Do we really need a documentary that takes us inside the Ku Klux Klan – aka – the battlefield of hate?
I mean, really. What more could a television series show us that we haven’t been aware of for years? Now their hate-filled philosophies get a spot on national TV…
Well, damn. America.
Nevertheless, it’s happening all on the A & E network.
Generation KKK, labeled as a “compelling” and “powerful” documentary series in a release sent to EBONY, will be premiering on the network Jan. 10.
The docu-series is detailed as such:
“By actively targeting families and indoctrinating children, membership in the Ku Klux Klan is on the rise, causing America to come face to face with its stark divisions. In “Generation KKK,” cameras follow four prominent Klan families who each have a family member trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan. This series pulls back the curtain on the organization that the Anti-Defamation League calls “a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy,” to show its effects on American families as members grapple with the consequences of leaving.”
Through eight one-hour episodes the series says it will offer viewers an in-depth look at what it’s like to be born into hate. In addition, Generation KKK is said to also include anti-hate and peace activists working to break the Klan cycle.
As news about the documentary begins to circulate the Interwebs, it’s hard to digest and overlook the reality that this could very well be an opening gateway into normalizing the intention of the KKK.
For decades, we’ve seen the aftermath of their capabilities. We’ve seen them destroy families simply because of the color of one’s skin. What is there to further learn in regards to their movement and mission?
Just as we’ve seen them grow and build in hate, we’ve had movements of our own, working to end the wickedness.
Reality is, racism is breathing heavily in our daily lives and unity is far from present day. In this political climate and with America heading into a Donald Trump administration – an election where we’ve seen the ugliest side of people during Trump presidential rallies, Generation KKK, could cause more harm than healing.
Below are a few voices from social media, sounding off about the upcoming docu-series.
There should be an immediate boycott of A&E and all of its sponsors as they normalize the KKK with a reality series. Abhorrent
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) December 19, 2016
Some things that made Generation KKK possible:
Your racist uncle
Your co-worker who “doesn’t talk politics”
— Jay Dav-O (@ChocnessMonsta) December 19, 2016
— Ellen Oh (@ElloEllenOh) December 19, 2016
Y’all mad about ‘Generation KKK’ coming out but y’all elected a third generation KKK member for president. They’re just about normalize it
— A. Martin (@chocolate_toots) December 19, 2016
One shouldn’t use sweet words like Generation KKK or alt-right. One should say: “hideous, disgusting, violent white supremacist idiots!” pic.twitter.com/NBecUtw0ld
— #NotMyPresident (@France4Hillary) December 19, 2016
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