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'BlacKkKlansman' holds a mirror to America's deepest problem. Will we look?

The credits were rolling, Spike Lee's latest offering to cinema, the Cannes Film Festival sensation "BlacKkKlansman," was concluding in a Midwestern premiere.

A man seated next to him leaned over to Lee's co-writer Kevin Willmott with a confession, followed by a denial.

"I voted for Donald Trump," he said.

There was a pause, as others within earshot at the small private screening waited to hear what the man might say next.

"I'm not like that," he began to insist.

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