Friday, March 23rd 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts the third study session on Angie Thomas’s bestselling young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Penned in response to the 2009 police killing of Oscar Grant, Thomas’s work “debuted at the top of The New York Times’s Young Adult best-seller list, and has drawn ecstatic praise from critics, librarians, book sellers and prominent young-adult novelists,” says  The Times’s Alexandra Alter. The fanfare for the book is so robust, the novel is being converted to a major motion picture starring The Hunger Games’s Amandla Stenberg. Last week’s session follows the aftermath of the police killing of Starr’s friend Khalil. The disastrous state of black mental health was on display as Starr struggled to sleep and dreamed about her numerous dead friends. The plight of black dysfunction and death is juxtaposed to Starr’s academic life, filled with White kids. In addition to a White boyfriend, Starr reveals she has a crush on one of her White female’s “perfect” hair. Briefly, Starr contrasts the paleness of her White lover with the melanin deficiency of the officer who killer her friend. Gus asks listeners to think about the degree to which Racist Soldiers influenced the words on the pages of this text.


The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners – Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.

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