The producers of A&E’s contentious docuseries “Escaping the KKK” say they are “looking into” allegations that the subjects of the series were paid to fake scenes for the cameras.
This Is Just a Test, the company which produced the series for A&E, said in a statement to TheWrap on Friday that it will investigate the claims made by some members of the hate group, who say they were paid to fabricate storylines and distort their lives for the cameras.
When McKayla Williams enrolled in “The Power of Black Self-Love,” a new one-credit course offered this semester through Emory’s Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) program, her interest was both academic and personal.
Growing up on the West Coast, her schools, her neighborhood and her parents’ friends and colleagues were predominantly white. And Williams, who is black, felt the push to assimilate.
Her black identity was rooted mostly in church and family. And through the course, she found herself reflecting on her journey toward identity.
“Currently, my greatest obstacle to self-love is the ‘policing’ of blackness and the black experience,” acknowledges Williams, a first-year student majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology.
Although this article can be read on its own, it really is a continuation of previous ISGP articles, most notably Beyond the Dutroux Affair (2007), La Nebuleuse (2008) and as it turns out, also to the short “Beyond Dutroux” ties to the Netherlands (2009). None of these articles are easy to read. Go slow, sleep on it for a night, come back, get your brain fried again, sleep on it another night, etc. That’s also the way these articles got written.
Back in October 2009, ISGP received a number of documents that give some insight in how child abuse networks in Belgium can be protected, because numerous mid- to high level officials appear to be involved in them. These documents have already been discussed in 2004 by a small Dutch website. Now ISGP does it in English, and with considerably more perspective than we had in those days. The Dutch names have also been mentioned in several places, but not very widespread and not in English. And as always, information is quite scattered. So read and …. well, “enjoy” is undoubtedly not the right word.