How Is The Hate You Give Relevant Today

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The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. A girl named Starr attends a party, and at the party, she reconnects with her friend Khali, when gunshots interrupt the party, Khail decides to give Starr a ride home where he gets pulled over and gets fatally shot by an officer. The Hate You Give is relevant for high school students because it is educating the way society uses stereotypes of black people to justify violence and racism against them, which is relevant to today's society, and valuable to people of color and activists. The Hate You Give is a relevant text to high school students because it provides the theme of social justice, The reason the text is valuable is that it shows students the importance of tackling universal messages, for example, ¨At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to …show more content…

Daddy also said there’s nothing more dangerous than when that rage is activated.” In this text, Starr talks about the historical enslavement of black people comparing it with racism within law enforcement. The comparison between police and slave masters functioning as legal authorities over slaves and justified with maintaining order, just like in the book the officers justify their search of Maverick as maintaining order in the neighborhood. This is relevant to today's society because it addresses the issue of unfair treatment of people of color by law enforcement. The unnecessary harm, or search, known as police brutality, is the main problem in the book. This is valuable for students because it opens their minds of students to see a presentation of police brutality in different types of situations, it also gives students a feeling while

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