The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 30/06/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19648
The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack by right-wing elements in the American media. By right-wing elements, we mean the "new right" of identity politics advocates.