The only thing it takes for bad things to happen is good people to do nothing. Racism has been a struggle throughout the ages. The Great Migration wasn’t the beginning, but it was a movement that accelerated it around the world. Some cities like Detroit found themselves a melting pot of people and cultures. The struggles through the mid-20th-century didn’t make that any easier. One particular night in 1967 this tension came to a breaking point. An incident at The Algiers Motel would change the lives of everyone involved. This event occurred after days of looting and rioting had pushed law enforcement officials beyond reason. There is not American right to loot stores or burn buildings, nor is there a right for those in authority to overstep their bounds. Wrong is wrong, as simple as it sounds, it’s much more difficult to comprehend for many. To progress any further amongst these tensions even 50 years after the fact will take action by all. Acting on the assumption that all are equal and that we all should be colorblind. This is based on a true story, told through the eyes of the survivors and families involved. Along with those who are devoted to telling the truth. It’s a difficult watch at times but an incredibly poignant one that sheds light on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.
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