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Lworth is A Black man In the process he battled internal departmental politics to successfully pull off this sting Black Klansman explains how he overcame these obstacles and accomplished this almost unbelievable uniue achievement. To really appreciate this book you have to ask yourself what if I had to befriend my enemies For Detective Ron Stallworth it goes beyond that diving deep into secret rituals cross burning race meetings and he joins the Ku Klux Klan undercover as one member of one of the most frightening and frankly bizarre groups to exist within the United States As the story continues at its core it becomes less about racism and about morality or lack thereof and why such hatred thrives in supposedly one of the most tolerant and free countries in the world Instead of painting the KKK as pure evil Stallworth looks at the complexity of the group and what drives its members towards heinous acts and an irrational aversion to non whites and multiculturalism As he gets closer to Grand Wizard David Duke his position becomes even endangered of being discovered Black Klansman is a disturbing tale at times and one that I d hope wouldn t be a reality in this day and age but the KKK still exists today spreading to new audiences using the internet and still doing the ol cross burning in the woods bit among other things including petty crime and spreading propaganda It can t be denied that though the KKK is of a fringe group these days it s still fully functioning which is a scary reality Black Klansman is therefore very timely but it s also a strong image of the 1970 s era and one man s dedication to understanding It s honestly one of the best memoirs I ve ever read with all the integrity and spirit of the film Fried Green Tomatoes and all the depth and humanity of Schindler s List I wasn t expecting it to be as complex as it was but it s such an amazing story and one that everybody should read

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Ercover investigation into the Klan gained membership into the organization briefly served as Duke's bodyguard and was eventually asked to be the leader of the Colorado Springs chapter The irony of this investigation was that Stal. See the movie read the book or both hopefully you already have done one or the other If you haven t I encourage you to do so now It was relevant when it happened it is so now I rarely find the movie as good as or better than the book but both are fantastic

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In the community of Colorado Springs Colorado experienced a growth of Ku Klux Klan KKK membership One man dared to challenge their effort and thwart attempts to take over the city Police Detective Ron Stallworth He launched an und. The best part of the book the pee your pants snork your coffee kick your legs up laughing part of the book was when David Duke came to town and despite protestations to the higher ups Stallworth our hero the black cop was detailed to protect him Stallworth asked Duke if he could have a picture taken with him and Duke was ok with that so Stallworth put an arm around him and Duke freaked and Stallworth was very apologetic Stallworth then arranged with his no 2 to take a pic on the count of three one two arm around Duke again three pic taken Duke and Stallworth looking like buddies smiling What would this do to Duke s White supremacist image with his neo nazi type fans followers future voters and fellow Klan membersDuke not only freaked he tried to grab the camera but Stallworth got it first Duke tried to wrestle it from him whereupon Stallworth told him that would be an assault on a police officer and in that state 5 years minimum YAYHow the Black policeman became a member of the KKK was uite clever Stallworth ran everything from the phone where the KKK were convinced that all Blacks gave their ignorant selves away by the way they spoke Stallworth enjoying this decided to pronounce certain words in a Black way as his contact at the KKK was convinced he was White This was uite amusing Stallworth had a White officer working for him and he had to be aware of all conversations which were taped and every interaction because the few that were real life were handled by the White officer The KKK even David Duke never knewNotes on reading And now for something completely different Officer Stallworth is talking about his 19 year old policeman self and the sometimes unconscious racism from the other policemen He and a white policeman friend are talking about their ideal date both of them talking of white women they found attractive The author then mentions Lola Falana who was a popular Las Vegas entertainer The white officer said he could not relate to Lola Falana as a beautiful woman because he did not know what constituted beauty in a colored woman He saidI don t know how you people define beauty in a woman The author who defines attractiveness as a shapely sexy woman regardless of colour is dumbfounded that the older officer thought he had no sense of value in terms of a woman s physical attractiveness that was eual to his as a white man He felt that underneath the kindliness this white guy was still reflecting an unexamined basic sense of White superiorityYears ago I wouldn t have known uite what he meant or at least not so viscerally as I now do I married into a black family the top political family not as some of my friends back in the UK presumed a poor but handsome black beach bum a sexy rasta reflecting their own unconscious racism And that was the start of it Some things are ingrained so deeply it s almost impossible to recognise them let alone rationally examine the irrational racism

  • Hardcover
  • 191
  • Black Klansman
  • Ron Stallworth
  • English
  • 04 June 2019
  • 9781250299048

About the Author: Ron Stallworth

Ronell Eugene Stallworth is an American retired police officer who infiltrated the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in the late s He was the first African American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police DepartmentThe film BlacKkKlansman is based on his experience infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan.



10 thoughts on “Black Klansman

  1. says:

    The best part of the book the pee your pants snork your coffee kick your legs up laughing part of the book was when David Duke came to town and despite protestations to the higher ups Stallworth our hero the black cop was d

  2. says:

    I wanted to like this book There's a great story here it's just that it was boring I didn't uite like the way t

  3. says:

    It's a great story not the most exceptional writing I'm glad somebody protects us from terrorist I'm pleased that I read it

  4. says:

    A fascinating story that made for a medicore storytelling experience Stallworth could have benefitted from a ghostwriter and a heavy handed editor Forty year old petty grievaces against co workers don't belong in a biography and neither does repetition after repetition His sidebars and commentary are flat with li

  5. says:

    Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth seems so far fetched that it reads like fiction But alas it is non fiction A black police detective from Colorado Springs really did manage to infiltrate the KKK in 1978 It is a

  6. says:

    See the movie read the book or both hopefully you already have done one or the other If you haven't I encourage you to do so now It was relevant when it happened it is so now I rarely find the movie as good as or better than the book but both are fantastic

  7. says:

    To really appreciate this book you have to ask yourself what if I had to befriend my enemies? For Detective Ron Stallworth it goes beyond that diving deep into secret rituals cross burning race meetings and he jo

  8. says:

    Find all of my reviews at “Success often lies not in what happens but in what you prevent from happening” Here is a case where the movie is guaranteed to be better than the book No offense to Ron Stallworth but Spike Lee does words for a living and you my friend were a policeman I’ll catch the film eventually Most likely when it hits

  9. says:

    This book than anything else is a testament to authors who should hire ghostwriters If Ron Stallworth did in fact hire a ghostwriter he should have hired a better one The premise a black police officer masuerading as a card carrying member o

  10. says:

    This memoir dragged in spots but I admire the courage of the author to risk his life for this endeavorSide Note Spike Lee d

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