There are so many movies out there that have been filmed and released to educate the general public. The effort, energy and sweat that people have put in making these films are worth to be applauded and highly praised. This is because they are one of the bravest people to have taken the stance of putting a real issue out there before our eyes. In today’s world, we have sadly seen a lot of social issues especially racism that have been going around. And what is sadder is that the public sometimes do not even put an ounce of effort to intervene the ugly behaviour from being executed. Because of these irresponsible parties, we have more people who suffer to death, just like the poor good soul, George Floyd. In light of the deadly racist act that has been directed not only towards the Black community but also Asians, Muslims and many others, The Hate U Give (2018) is a movie adaptation from a book written by Angie Thomas.
The Hate U Give is a 2018 released film focusing on the 16-year-old American teen, Starr Carter. She lives in a black-predominant neighbourhood called Garden Heights whilst she enrols in a white private school, Williamson Prep. Starr finds herself constantly shifting between two contrasting worlds that she lives in; she refrains herself from using slangs to avoid sounding hood at school and at home, she cannot act too ‘white’ either. Due to her unending role-switching, she gets herself into trouble at the party in her neighbourhood with his childhood best friend, Khalil when a deafening shot is heard. She takes off with Khalil in his car to get to a better and safer place when they are stopped by a police car. Knowing full well they are not doing anything wrong, Khalil goes out and does whatever the police officer asks him to. When he reaches in the driver seat for a hairbrush from the window he is told to stand beside, the police officer assumes he has a gun in his palm and Starr witnesses a fatal shooting of her own childhood best friend. Traumatised, Starr faces extreme pressure from people of her community which is for the witness of the murder to step forward and clear Khalil’s name. This film shows Starr’s journey in finding her voice and standing up for what is right for Khalil, and her community.
We can all work together as a whole community to prevent this type of racist behaviour from happening, over and over again. Until when do we have to live in fear that someday, people might step on us for being born as yourself. Kids should be kids and they should be exploring things like learning to download game mega888, go to movies and such. They should be travelling the world and not about how they might see their parents for the last time when they go out to school. No one should live in fear and if they do, we as humans, have failed them in so many things.