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Black Lives Matter Criticizes ‘The Hate U Give’ Film. Here’s What They Say It Needed More Of.

This is just insane.

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Several founding members of the Black Lives Matter activist network have come out with some pretty heavy criticism for the new film, “The Hate U Give,” a project based on a book that was released last year that deals with the ever controversial topic of race and police brutality.

The movie itself was released in 2,300 movie theaters and brought in around $7.5 million, enabling it to nab the number six spot at the box office.

So why, exactly, did these two individuals denounce the film? Because it wasn’t anti-cop enough.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, “’The Hate U Give’ tells the story of 16-year-old Starr Carter – played by actress Amandla Stenberg – who lives in a black neighborhood but goes to a white private school. The balance between her two worlds tips when she witnesses her childhood friend die after being shot by a white police officer.”

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The Washington Post described the film as “a powerful look at Black Lives Matter.” It was also labeled “a Black Lives Matter movie” by left-leaning Slate Magazine. But Black Lives Matter’s top organizers dispute such interpretations.

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Dr. Melina Abdullah both went and watched the movie, agreeing later on to produce a critique together of the film for it’s failure to come out strong enough in condemnation of local police officers.

The activists noted several specific racial observations, including:

Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestseller on which the film is based swapped out the book cover that originally pictured a chocolate-colored Afroed girl, for the light-skinned young actress, Amandla Stenberg…

Stenberg’s braids hang long as she holds a placard that reads “The Hate U Give,” a reference to Tupac’s THUG LIFE acronym (The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everyone)… THUG LIFE, tattooed across his mid-section, was a scathing critique of the White-supremacist-capitalist system that treats Black and poor children with contempt, depriving them of resources, and ultimately causing the whole of society to suffer the consequences.

We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ and ‘The Truth About Cats and Dogs,’ adapt an urban Black novel for the screen…

The film asks viewers not to challenge a policing system…but to focus exclusively on “Black-on-Black crime,” even when unarmed Black boys are killed by White cops…

As if that wasn’t already a little bit out in left field, the pair also go on to suggest that perhaps police interests provided financial support for the movie, stating that black folks should not be focused on repairing relations with police, but dismantling law enforcement agencies instead. Cooperation is, apparently, not an option up for consideration.

Being a police officer is already a super dangerous job, but the state of race relations in America, something that’s been produced by and large by leftist politicians and media outlets blowing things out of proportion, has made it all the more perilous.

And yes, it’s even increased the risk for black people too, as everyone is more on edge and likely to react out of anxiety and panic rather than level headed rationalism.

Let’s hope there’s healing in this area, because it is something that is desperately needed.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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