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The Intruder William Shatner

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Published on Jun 6, 2007

William Shatner plays a white racist in this excerpt from the Roger Corman movie "The Intruder." Yes, he can really act. These and other fine clips can be found in the Oxford American Southern DVD 2007 that accompanies its Southern movie issue. Buy the magazine or subscribe at www.oxfordamericanmag.com for the best writing anywhere on Southern culture and life.

More details on the movie can be found here:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s242...

And searching through Froogle, Shopzilla, Amazon, etc. should find you copies.....

What's striking is that the racism that Shatner conveys still resonates as, unfortunately, an effective message even to some of YouTube's viewers....

If you want to fight racism and anti-Semitism today, learn more at the Southern Poverty Law Center's website, http://www.splcenter.org/index.jsp

The snake-like evil and rhetorical cunning embodied by Shatner in this role has been followed up in a more sophisticated way by by the GOP's "Southern Strategy," building on themes first promoted by Gov. George Wallace of Alabama before he recanted his racist pandering. For more on the link between the GOP's current policies and its roots in appealing to white racism, see the essential book, "Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights and Taxes on American Politics" by Thomas and Mary Edsall.

Racism, in a variety of forms, is still alive and well.

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