I picked up this movie over the weekend for multiple reasons. I saw the episode of To Tell the Truth a few weeks ago, featuring the actual police officer who was a member of the KKK, and it made me curious about the movie. Also, it showed up on the lists of movies I posted last week. Something was telling me over and over to watch it.
I enjoyed the movie, but wished things had been different. There were several scenes that were difficult to watch, but they were necessary for the plot of the movie.
I recommend the movie since it had a lot of information. The story was told with humor but it was a tough subject. It’s definitely worth watching.
I have been trying to read more outside my usual genres. I recommend books and pass them on as I see fit. I am doing my best to keep people reading. One person can’t do it alone. Don’t destroy cultures, read about them. Read. Learn.
I have been working my way down the 28 books list. This week, I watched 13th. It was about racial inequality, especially in the prison system.
Many of the things that are broken with the prison system were discussed. Plea or be punished if you go to trial. Mandatory sentencing. Crack is a worse offense than powdered cocaine. There were more examples, but these were very memorable to me.
It’s worth a watch. It goes through a lot of history and why we are where we are regarding racial inequality and mass incarceration. It hit home for me that many of the issues that I learned about, such at the assassinations of MLK Jr and Malcolm X weren’t as long ago as I thought. They happened right before I was born and were still fresh in the minds of politicians when Reagan was running for president.
I did stay up long past the time I should have been asleep to finish the movie and then think about what I watched. I’ll be continuing on the list during the next few weeks.
Angie Thomas has a new book coming out! It’s set for release in January 2021. The above link tells about the book, and what we should expect. It sounds like it is a prequel to The Hate U Give. I am excited!
What a cute story about all the neighborhood pets and their owners! It would make a nice story to read to a little older child. The illustrations are cute and would allow a smaller child to follow along, too.