How ‘The Wire’ Season 2 Prepared Us for America’s White Insurrection

The show’s embittered longshoremen presage the mentality of the Capitol Hill terrorists

“The Wire” Photo: HBO

To watch season two of “The Wire” is to see the privileged become the villain — despite, or maybe because of, the fact that they don’t have to deal with the problems that plague Black communities across the proverbial railroad tracks.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us

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