The Hate U Give Analysis

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On the inside we are all the same. The same organs, blood, etc. If this is true, then what really separates us? The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas recounts the story of a 16 year old girl names Starr and her journey as a living witness to a nation wide controversial police brutality case that concluded with the death of her childhood friend Kahli. Although the story involves overcoming the past, and the ability to work through crisis. A more relevant theme suggested is that assumptions about others based on traits that should be irrelevant can have a immense serious consequences. Thomas depicts this theme through the media and williamsons students perception of Starr 's hometown Garden Heights and Khali. Racial profiling is defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as, ‘the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on an individual 's race, religion, or ethnicity,’. The central conflict of The Hate U Give, is a result of unfairs racial assumptions from a white man to a black teen that…show more content…
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas demonstrates the theme that assumptions can have catastrophic consequences through discriminatory acts that result in everything from humility to the death of those all too young. Although it is not as blatant as it may once have been, assumptions and stereotypes still rule the minds of a lot of the world 's people without them even knowing. Maybe even you intentionally make assumptions about the way people are based on their clothing, job, race, lifestyle etc. The next time you turn on the TV and see a victim of police brutality or another unjust act of stereotypical ideologies, try to think of them as the person they were. Try not to listen to the negatives that societies are fed, think of that person as a
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