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Friday, September 30th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the third study session on Sam Greenlee’s 1969 classic, The Spook Who Sat By The Door. The top seller was transformed to a major motion picture in 1973 and remains a revered commentary on Racism. Greenlee died in 2014. The main character, Dan Freeman, becomes the first black spy 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. Last week’s session detailed Freeman’s longtime sweetheart, Joy. The book details how Freeman and Joy had similar ghetto upbringings and used college to improve their quality of life. In contrast to Freeman, Joy has no interest in dedicating her time to combating Racism; she’s more concerned with having a comfortable life and the acquisition of money and things. Freeman’s battles with black people who think like Joy are a major element of the text. Freeman resigns his post at the CIA, returns to Chicago, and after a violent confrontation with the teen leaders of the Cobras – a Chicago gang, Freeman offers to train them to wage counter-war against Racists. Dr. Niyana Rasayon and others note that the FBI continues to use the book to train new agents.
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