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View the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning.

In a reaction paper consisting of a minimum of 750 words (approximately 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages), discuss the specific tactics used by the Ku Klux Klan in the movie, as well as the tactics used initially, and the eventually, by the FBI in their investigation of the Klan. Would you characterize the Klan's activities in the movie as terrorism or simply as crime? If you believe it was terrorism, does that mean that all who were members of the local Klan in the movie should be responsible for any terrorist acts committed by the Klan? Finally, discuss whether you think the actions of the FBI to solve the case were ethical in light of the greater good.
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Mississippi Burning - A Review

One of the most prolific cinematic attempt at depicting the Southern Apartheid in the US during the Civil Rights decade of the 60's, the movie, Mississippi Burning (1988), directed by British Director Alan Parker starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, while fictional, is also partly history-based. The movie begins with the murder of 3 white activists in fictional Jessups County. This was based largely on the events that surrounded the real-life murders of black activist James Chaney and white colleagues Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner. But the entry of the FBI agents - Anderson (Hackman) & Ward (Defoe) is where fiction departs from actual events. Anderson is a veteran and believes in justice by any means for the greater good. He is willing to bend the rules if it serves justice. Ward, the younger agent is a by-the-book kind of guy but faced with the reality and violence of racism and institutionalized hatred in Jessups county where the Ku Klux Klan is celebrated and its members running local politics and ...

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The solution is a sample reaction paper of the movie 'Mississippi Burning'. This movie tackle racism and discrimination in the the American South in the 60's at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The essay numbers to 854-words and looks at the actions of the KKK as depicted in the movie and analyzes it from a moral and ethical viewpoint. The tactics used by the FBI as well as the frustrations and struggles of the FBI and the local characters is also discussed. References are listed for further expansion/research.

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