This renowned African-American intellectual warns against the extremism of Black Lives Matter, which feeds a "polarization" that makes him "tremble".
- Why has the racial question taken such a central place in the United States?
You must see Shelby Steele's movie, titled
What Killed Michael Brown?
(an African-American was shot dead in 2014 by police in Ferguson, an event that led to race riots and the creation of Black Lives Matter, Editor's note)
He looks back at Brown's death, but it's a much more ambitious reflection on the racial issue in America, and the tangled up relationship between whites and blacks, psychologically, emotionally and politically.
America haunted by a tenacious racial wound
The film questions the significance of the many episodes in which young black men are confronted with the police, in a country of several hundred million inhabitants, where altercations in urban terrain are inevitable.
He defends the idea that hysteria
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