Hate In America

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Thursday 21 May, 8.30pm

Similar to hate factions like the KKK and neo-Nazis, the New Black Panther Party is a militant hate group, headquartered in Washington, DC, that seeks to redefine the black struggle for equality and demand liberation from what it sees as white supremacy. With rare access inside the organisation, follow one local leader into Philadelphia neighbourhoods and see his take on racial equality. He says, “You want freedom, you’re gonna have to kill some crackers. You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies”. Then head to Harlem, New York City, to celebrate the Fourth of “U-lie”, a festival that highlights the fact that American independence in 1776 did not have the same meaning for enslaved blacks. Former members of the 1960s radical Black Panther Party, other black nationalists and experts also provide insight as they break down the face of this modern hate group.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Thursday 7 May, 8.30pm

The white robes and fiery crosses of America’s oldest terrorist group have become international symbols of hate and violence. But now, one segment of the modern KKK has teamed up with skinheads, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups toward a common goal of “white rule”. Enter the Klu Klux Klan’s deadly world, unmasking the true face of American terror. Learn the history of the organisation and how its membership has grown in recent years. Hear from current Klan members as well as victims, as KKK experts deconstruct this modern hate group.