‘The Hate U Give’ is the perfect movie for our time – The Famuan

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In an age where horror films and superheroes dominate the box office, it’s always encouraging to see real stories on the big screen. “The Hate You Give” director George Tillman Jr Capturing the experience of black Americans.

Based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling youth novel “The Hate You Give” Movie Follow Star Carter, a 16-year-old black student at a white prep school when she witnesses her childhood friend Khalil being shot by a police officer after mistaking a hairbrush for a weapon. She was forced to become an activist.

Starr struggles with her identity as she moves between the two worlds. Starr was born and raised in Garden Heights, a disenfranchised community surrounded by violence, drugs and prostitution. She is unapologetically black, but still educated.

However, Starr 2.0 attending an upscale suburban prep school didn’t give her peers a reason to call her “ghetto.” Star 2.0 speaks persuasively and is considered remorseful and quiet.

Tired of code-switching, Star integrates her two worlds after privileged white students plan to protest Khalil just to skip class.

Shortly after Khalil’s death, the media described him as a thug, drug dealer and gang member. Starr’s friends at school began to worry about her isolation and silence. Once a friend of hers realized that Star was the only witness to the tragic event, she declared that Khalil got what he deserved.

After Starr testified about the horrific incident, a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Khalil caused an uproar in the streets of Garden Heights. Citizens took their frustrations to the streets to protest and loot.

“The Hate You Give” A perfect story for our time; names like Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Freddie Gray, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo may sound the alarm . The film not only reveals police brutality, but also the cycle of racism, poverty and crime and the disproportionate use of force against people of color.

Blacks make up 13 percent of the population, according to U.S. Census estimates. In 2015, however, they accounted for 26 percent of those killed by police. 24% in 2016 and 23% of all people killed by police in 2017. In other words, blacks are victims of lethal police use of force at almost twice the rate of the general population.

“The Hate You Give” The title is taken from Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. Shakur slammed the injustices faced by African Americans, such as police brutality, systematic criminalization and racism. “The Hate U Give” is short for THUG LIFE Tonhe Heat UGI have largeSmall Ibaby F. Secondvery good.

“The Hate U Give” can be used to educate those who are afraid to speak out about injustice because they fear retaliation from the media, friends and even family. Starr learns that her voice is her only weapon in the fight for Khalil.

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