By: Jarrod Horton
Spike Lee and Jordan Peele have teamed up to release a new movie called BlacKkKlansman. The movie stars Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington and is based on the real life story of Ron Stallworth, who was the first Black person to join the Colorado Springs Police force in the early 70’s. Stallworth was also responsible for an undercover operation where he and his partner infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and where able prevent some of their violent plans. The trailer of the film shows how the Stallworth character had to disguise himself over the phone to sound like he was a real White Supremacist. Watching the trailer for the film, I couldn’t helped but think of Dave Chappelle’s skit; where he plays a blind Black man who is a White Supremacist. Even though the movie is based on a true story, it seems to be surrounded in humor. That humor reminded me of the funny genius of Chappelle’s to come up with the character Clayton Bigsby. Watch the trailer for the movie and one of the classic scenes from the Chappelle show below.