[Ed. – Charming title. Presumably the book/film doesn’t include Black Lives Matter protesters crashing a children’s event in Philadelphia recently to voice their anger over the police shooting of a black man.]
Activists enjoy painting a brutal (and somewhat fictitious) picture of the supposed police state we live in. Rarely is fiction stranger than truth, but in this case, it might be.
The novel, The Hate U Give, is being adapted into a movie of the same title. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book (and supposedly the movie) tells the story of a 16-year old girl, who “witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend” and then struggles to “speak her truth.”
In a review of the book by The Guardian, The Hate U Give apparently addressed the racial tensions in American society through the eyes of teenagers who must “bear the ferocious outrage” of “race and community.”…
… Rather than focusing on both sides of the story, the plot paints all African-Americans as victims of society, pounded by false accusations, racism, and injustice at the hands of the law. There aren’t any good cop characters to balance out the bad cops, instead, there are multiple scenes of racist characters — especially cops — dealing out abuse.