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Letter: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and ‘Green Book’ show why our nation is so deeply divided

‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Green
Book’ point up deep divide
There is no better example of why such a deep divide remains among us than is illustrated in two recent movies, “Green Book” and “BlacKkKlansman.”
“Green Book” portrays two men, one white and one black, who battle through their own racial prejudices to develop a deep friendship and loyalty despite the blatant racism surrounding them.
I came away both moved and affirmed in my belief in Martin Luther King’s admonition that we judge each other not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character. It had just been perfectly illustrated.
“BlacKkKlansman,” another well-made movie, revealed the ugly underbelly of the racial hatred and bigotry of whites toward blacks, but maliciously delivered a sucker punch at the end with the clear implication that President Trump is himself a racist and responsible for fomenting racial hatred.
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Which movie does more to bridge the racial divide and which does more to foster hatred and resentment?
Mark Barnes
Martinez
 
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