Stealth Conservatism in a Black Lives Matter Movie

Amandla Stenberg and Algee Smith in The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
A surprisingly even-handed treatment of a reliably inflammatory topic.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s The Hate U Give reached its climax, I had to reach down to the floor. There it was, right down there with the soda residue and the spilled popcorn: My jaw. Did I really just see a Black Lives Matter movie, in which an unarmed black youth is shot and killed by a white cop, build up to a scene in which a black cop explains what goes through the mind of a police officer in such a situation, when a suspect repeatedly disobeys lawful commands, and explains that he would have shot the guy too? This film is

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