Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) is a civil rights activist whose goal is to finally overcome segregation in the US. But the social climate in the 1960s is heated and soon Atwater faces threats from the Ku Klux Klan .
Ellis’s speech makes absolutely no sense in the context of this narrative.
We learn more about Ellis’s family, his Klan friends and his family than about Atwater’s daughter, his students or any other black character alongside Bill Reddick . We spend more time in the racist dive bar, where the Klan has Talks , where black kids have to take classes .