Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2022)

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2022)

An illuminating and sober discussion about the foundations of racism in the United States

7.8

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2022
EMILY KUNSTLER, FEMALE DIRECTOR
Jeffery Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr.
117 min

What it's about

Jeffery Robinson's talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black racism, with archival footage and interviews.

The take

Although Who We Are is essentially a professionally recorded masterclass interspersed with additional interviews, it only emphasizes Jeffery Robinson's skill as an orator and his compassion as a teacher. In a clear and levelheaded manner, he lays out how even the historical documents that formed the blueprint of the United States are exclusionary in key ways. Robinson does this not to condemn his country, but to challenge the way we view traditions as sacred, and to see how modern-day white nationalism is upheld by these institutions, intentionally or not. The new interviews that accompany Robinson's talk take these lessons on the road, reminding us of those who are directly affected by these centuries-old decisions.

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