Ep. 9: And We Have Another Thing to Say: “The Hate U Give,” The Movie


Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.


In this episode the Spoilers go another round with the THE HATE U GIVE, but this time it’s the movie. In it we discuss what a Black Lives Matter movie might look like, question the apparently dwindling black lighting budget, and you knew we were going to complain some more about Chris. It gets a little rowdy, but we keep our Spoiler selves on point with a rash of academic-type hot takes that may or may not be brilliant or useful. We also pay tribute to the great Ntozake Shange, whose death caught us all off guard, but whose work made us who we are today. And finally we rep the Black Youth Project 100, whose music is restoring our spirits after a week of depression and pain. This is what real activist art looks like!


  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
  • Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” as directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy
  • Sorry by Ntozake Shange (poem)
  • Boyz n the Hood (1991 film)
  • Blackkklansman (2018 film)
  • Black Panther (2018 film)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989 film)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013 film)


  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
  • The Black Joy Experience (album) by Black Youth Project 100
  • New People by Danzy Senna
  • Caucasia by Danzy Senna

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