The Black Klansman –
The Black Klansman is a struggle to choose between one’s duty to their role and their duty to their moral code of ethics. The principal character, Ron, had always wanted to be a cop, so when he saw the sign urging that minorities join the force, he jumped at the opportunity. However, Ron’s assignment became filing duty, to collect files for other cops and distribute them when asked, and he hated his job. He wanted to be a cop to serve a purpose. His moral code demanded more, and so he asked for an undercover job and they granted it. Yet, there was another stone in his path because it meant he had to calm down the rally for Black Power. I don’t believe that until Ron saw the initial movement with the Black student Union and Kwame Ture that he fully understood the power of the united Black power. I think it was then that Ron understood that if he was going to uphold his moral, ethical principles then he was going to have to work from the inside. Ron created an operation that rested on infiltrating the Klu Klux Klan with two Rons: one Ron would be on the phone and the other would be the “white” Ron. All the plot has a very interesting way of suggesting whether people can fix racism from the inside or do you have to fight outwardly against it?
I think both how Ron and Patrice fight racism can both equally work to end the violence in the country. In order to change a system, one has to fight against what it stands for (Patrice), but you also have to have the power to enact change within the system (Ron). Ending and obliterating racism isn’t a simple solution. Racism is deeply instituted in the American Culture and uprooting that kind of hate is going to take more than one kind of bulldozer.