The experience of watching “Honane” is like someone letting you in on a well-kept secret, like an existential conversation between old friends in the middle of the night, like driving with friends through your hometown in the summer.
Through the link he stresses between present and past racial climates, Wilkerson shatters the false belief that America is living in a post-racial society, illustrating that our past has in fact become our present.
The crowd roars. That familiar voice blares across the stadium, “Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Michigan marching band ... Band, take the field!” It’s a ritual, a Saturday morning tradition, and has been the central hub of activity in Ann Arbor on weekends for almost a hundred years.