‘BlacKkKlansman’ is an American biographical crime comedy-drama. It tells the story of a certain Ron Stallworth, the very first African-American hired as an officer in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Here, Stallworth experienced racism firsthand, with his co-workers flinging insulting racial slurs and what not. He then asked the department to transfer him to undercover work, which they obliged to. His first assignment was to infiltrate a local rally where Kwame June gives a speech.
After his successful infiltration, he is reassigned to the ‘Intelligence Division’. From there, he finds out about the KKK and its strange doings. He then goes on to infiltrate it with the help of his friend.
‘BlacKkKlansman’, although on the comedic side, tackles the racial problems that are facing America. It was present before and it’s still present up to now. It technically just used history to comment on racism in the present times.
If that’s not obvious enough, after winning various awards in Cannes Festival, the movie was theatrically released across America on August 10, 2018 – the 1-year anniversary of the ‘White Supremacist Unite the Right Rally’.