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The Hate U Give Quotes by Angie Thomas

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The C.O.W.S The Hate U Give (Part 5)

We just gotta give a damn. My normal, in the flesh. I should be used to my two worlds colliding, but I never know which Starr I should be.

Quotes From Angie Thomas’ Book: The Hate U Give

Starr says this in Chapter Eleven after she witnesses two police officers attack Maverick. Starr links racism in contemporary law enforcement with the historical enslavement of black people to show that black families carry generational trauma and that current anger has been building for centuries. This connection draws a comparison between the police and slave masters because slave masters functioned as legal authorities over their slaves and justified their abuse as maintaining order, just as the officers justify their search of Maverick as maintaining order in the neighborhood. The last part of the quotation is ambiguous because Starr does not specify who the rage is dangerous toward. Instead of fighting back against the police, Maverick screams and cries afterward, so we can assume that the danger is actually toward black men. If Maverick had spoken out or lashed out, he could have been shot.

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As long as I play it cool and keep to myself, I should be fine. I have to earn coolness in Garden Heights, and that's more difficult than buying retro Jordans on release day. Funny how it works with white kids though. It's dope to be black until it's hard to be black. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Hate U Give quote.

The Hate U Give

Brianna Rodriguez May 23, The young-adult book by Angie Thomas is a best-selling novel that shows racism and police violence through the eyes of an African American teenage girl. Living what it seems to be a double life, Starr Carter is caught having to balance her two different worlds. The girl from the projects and the girl who attends a almost all-white private prep school, in the suburbs. Stuck in the middle, her two worlds are beginning to crumble.

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