Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bill Moyers: THE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ JEFF SESSIONS WANTS TO KEEP IN THE SHADOWS

Hidden Figures is up for three Academy Awards tonight. After Bill Moyers saw the film, he reflected on its relevance in the current political climate. Relevant specifically to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who seems to be intent on bringing us back to our very dark past.

Bill Moyers

“Benign in manner, soft of voice but hard at the core, Jeff Sessions is the perfect figurehead for the resurgent white nationalists who now aim not to make history but reverse it — by a hundred years or more if they can. This is the man to whom Donald Trump is handing the enforcement of our laws from civil and voting rights to environmental protection, antitrust enforcement, housing, employment and all the rest.
“Expect new laws but little justice, and be vigilant as America’s shadows become ever more crowded with hidden figures of every shade.”


A scene from the film Hidden Figures. (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

The ‘Hidden Figures’ Jeff Sessions Wants to Keep in the Shadows



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