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The Hate U Give

The new movie, “The Hate U Give” tackles several issues including race, class, crime and more. The main storyline about a young girl who sees her childhood friend killed by a police officer struggles to find her voice and speak up. In this episode of Basic Black, we examine all of the issues the movie brings forth that serves as a reflection on modern society for people of color.

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About Basic Black

Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. The show, which was originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.