“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – malcolm x
we know the following scenario all to well:
innocent black male is pulled over by hunters
harassed while obeying the law
killed while being black
it’s been a common theme within the news for the last couple years.
i’m tired of it and all the other racist bullshit going on.
there is another side tho.
the part we don’t get to see.
the part that even if we saw it,
some of us would still be led into protest.
on our end,
we see innocent black males getting gunned down for no reason.
i ended up seeing another side i saw while watching “the hate u give” last night…
before i start,
that’s a nice little 5’5 appetizer right there.
so he played “khalil”,
a black male who was killed by an officer while “starr”,
played by amandla stenberg,
bear witness to it.
the theme of the movie was pretty much police brutality.
as i watched,
i noticed that he was at fault in why he was killed.
when he was initially pulled over,
he was extremely arrogant,
now the hunter did pull him over wrongfully,
but khalil acted so out of pocket that even starr had to tell him chill.
WHY tf are you gonna reach for a brush after he pulled you out the car?
your whole hands were supposed to be on the top of that car.
how did that hunter know he wasn’t reaching for a gun?
khalil was cocky af..
…but there is definitely a time and a place for it.
it’s that “attitude” some of us tend to have can get us killed.
we always need to know our rights and how to protect ourselves.
they have guns; we don’t.
they have protecting by the rest of the hunters; we won’t.
they want to have a reason to kill us because in the end,
it will always work out in their favor.
even tho i liked the movie,
the reason they showed why khalil was killed is up for debate.
what i took from it was what poor choices can lead to.