The documentry "Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton" takes the spot light off black turmoil in the city. The movie forces viewers to take a hard look at the legacy of slavery and the effect the cotton industry had on the black community.
We see Lalee living in a mobile home with no running water and trying to take care of her grandkids while her children faultier.
Also in the documentry an school administrator explains how the school year didn't even start for Black children in the area until the final cotton crop was picked during the fall. "It has become ingrained that getting an education is not important," says the district superintendent Reggie Barnes.
What makes this movie disturbing is that it was filmed 6 years ago but the community looks as if someone went back in time to the early 1900 sharecrop community. I admit that there is no clear definite answer to combat the troubles plaguing Black america but I have learn a trick or two from the Filipinos that come over via the military. The milk good ol' sam for every dime in order to pull each other up from third world status. I am not suggesting that this should be an idea model but were at war. The guerrilla only has the weapons that are easily accessible. At times that means to turn your enemy's strength into it's weakness.