This guide was designed to offer links to selected materials/resources to those who have read The Hate U Give and are interested in learning more about the topics of racial inequality, social injustice, gang culture and/or racism.
This documentary interviews police officers, legal experts, and local activists delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system.
A profile of the life and work of celebrated artist Edythe Boone, a civil rights activist most recently known as the aunt of Eric Garner who died during a violent police arrest stating he could not breathe.
This 2015 PBS town hall meeting, moderated by Gwen Ifill, explores the many issues around race relations that have come to the fore after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds that followed.
This documentary gives a voice to the street youths and reveals their underground culture, uncovering an intricate web of symbols and passions, territory and brotherhood, honor and all too often, death.
Dr. Kevin Nadal, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses the topics of education, minority communities, television programs, mass media, social media, social activism and activists, race and culture, popular culture, minority groups, professional issues, self image, and multicultural intentionality.
Lecture given by Dr. Hector Y. Adames and Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Duenas from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology discussing how racism has evolved in this country and focusing on how it is expressed in different spaces, particularly on social media.
This 2016 FRONTLINE documentary is a provocative journey inside one police force that's been ordered to reform by the Department of Justice: the Newark Police Department in New Jersey. Take a nuanced glimpse into how topics in the national discussion about race and policing are playing out every day on the streets of Newark, in community members' homes, and in the city's police precincts
Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5"--A group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
Barack Obama's "A more perfect union" speech, delivered Mar. 18, 2008, in Philadelphia, Pa., and broadcast on national television. Many commentators consider Senator Obama's speech a unique, even historic event.
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking viewers back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A.