Friday, September 16th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the debut study session on Sam Greenlee’s 1969 novel, The Spook Who Sat By The Door. The best seller was adapted to major motion picture in 1973 and remains a classic critique of Racism. Greenlee died in 2014. The main character, Dan Freeman, becomes the first black employee at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Freeman learns as much as possible in order to transfer his knowledge and expertise to terrorized black people, so that they can coordinate a counter-violence offensive against White Supremacy. Greenlee skillfully deconstructs police brutality, “token” black hires and the notion of a “black middle class.” Until recently, Whites made the film especially difficult to locate – didn’t want to inspire any black people. Greenlee alleged the FBI sabotaged the release of the film and made it difficult for him to find employment. Dr. Niyana Rasayon and others note that the FBI continues to use the book to train new agents.
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