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When God created humankind the world was filled with a multiplicity of language and hues and colors of beauty and distinction. Lesser powers at work in the world defied God’s holy order, choosing to discriminate, subjugate, enslave and kill those who failed to meet a more narrow definition of humanity. It has been over fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Americans are still in conversation about the ways in which race impacts our daily life.
The Birth of a Nation falls short of being a masterpiece but is compelling nevertheless and recommended for the many things that it does right.