Straight Outta Compton

This morning, I went with my family to go see Straight Outta Compton. It was a great movie, so I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t seen it. The story plot surrounded the group NWA, from their journey from Compton, CA to becoming national rap stars. The movie depicted the police brutality that was happening, even discussing the beating of Rodney King in 1991. The things the movie mentioned were real though, about how minorities are mistreated by the police, which is highly prevalent in today’s society. It’s crazy to see how history is repeating itself. But anyways back to the movie. There was controversy surrounding the movie, due to the police brutality. It was put on the news about how police were fearful of the release and how security would be increased. While I do understand how the movie could influence anger (because when you see the recording of Rodney King getting beaten, it’s natural to get angry), but I don’t think it was necessary to feel threatened. If you want my honest opinion there is fear from the police because they know that they are wrong for abusing their power, but I won’t get started on that because I could go on for days about the issues with society and how they started with the central idea that Africans (and African-Americans), were not people. I suggest you go see the movie if you haven’t and definitely listen to the soundtrack. Stay woke. 


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