The Hate U Give — And The Black Experience

Warning the following will contain spoilers for the film The Hate U Give. If you’d like a spoiler free summary as to why you should or shouldn’t see it, please scroll down to the bottom of the article that begins with spoiler free.

I asked myself why am I watching this film? Sitting in a understandably empty theater. Black trauma isn’t exactly something that’s popular on black folks’ minds.