The plot is a mix of Django Unchained meets The Hunger Games (or Battle Royale by Koushun Takami). The modern day and fictional story takes place in the Deep South, which is suffering from outbreaks of racial unrest that leads to a new Civil War.
Except this time, white people are cast into slavery.
The Slave Players does not exactly fit into the sub-genre of science fiction known as alternative history, or AltHistory, but it comes close to that profitable industry premise.
Allen’s debut fiction novel showcases her talents to speak out about oppression, social injustice, and shine a light on the racism that still plagues our communities. The novel is a role reversal and slap at racist white society in the South, where blacks become the masters of its slave culture. In her youtube videos, the author takes a creative approach in reading some of her hate mail (Warning: Adult Language).
Source: AltHistory book offends AltRight as KKK brings censorship campaign to UW-Milwaukee | The Milwaukee Independent
“Our country has a long history of slavery, racism, domestic terrorism, and division. Each one has affected black Americans for many generations emotionally, physically, and psychologically. What most people are afraid to face is that these acts and perspectives are still alive and well today. It is so prominent that it is ingrained in our entire system, from the spaces we live in, how we find education, work and in the ways we see the world around us.
We are constantly divided by race, gender, creed and sexuality while being pinned against each other through ideals of purity and hierarchy. Throughout history, the Ku Klux Klan has continued to emphasize this divide and stood for White supremacy. Coming to me, a black woman in America, these hateful actions hit close to home. I can still remember vividly stories that my grandmother told me about the first time she saw a cross burning in our backyard; somewhere I had played with my family in my younger years. I can still feel that same feeling, hopelessness.
For the students of Niagara University, I challenge you to question the direction our society is going in, but also question your unconscious bias. Race relations are political; it is cultural and these relations are what make us who we are. If we continue to deny ourselves this conversation, social discourse will cease to exist. Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions. Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable. We cannot continue to shy away from the historical truths of our country. So, we must ask ourselves, is my pride, fear, “politeness,” or willful ignorance getting in the way of progression?”
If we continue to deny ourselves this conversation, social discourse will cease to exist. Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions.
Source: Niagara Wire receives letter from KKK @NiagaraUniv #IamVincent @NiagaraWire – FAMVIN NewsEN
At Whitman we dissect the messy myriad of ways that the past can be concretely seen today. For those like myself whose privilege allows us to sometimes forget, let this serve as a reminder for how important this work is. Let us not ignore or normalize white supremacy, candid or not, and let us refuse to let racist words, actions and policies in our communities go unchallenged.
Source: Editorial: Wire Receives Letter from the KKK
Would the Klan be so intent on trampling others rights to free speech if they did not have one of their own in the Oval Office to guarantee theirs?
…So, “Loyal American Patriots” of the Ku Klux Clan, I have one thing to say to you:
If you are serious about ending hate speech in America, do us all a favor and go ban yourselves.
Source: Comments on a KKK letter
Earlier this month, a letter with no return address was received by SMSU, marked to be delivered to the university newspaper. When opened, the letter was revealed to have allegedly been sent by a “Loyal American Patriot” from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In a heavy-handed cry for help, the organization was asking us to assist them in banning a book…
Source: KKK sends call-to-action letters to student-run publications