By now you’ve heard that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was not only a #1 novel but a hit movie that you absolutely cannot miss. What you might not know is that The Hate U Give was not only inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, but also largely by Tupac, his THUG LIFE tattoo, and his activism.
The Hate You Give community will center around themes such as social injustice, inequality as well as resilience and activism. The learning community will also touch on aspects of Hip Hop culture and history, specifically Tupac Shakur (as he coined the acronym THUG to stand for The Hate You Give) and how the music genre originated as a means of social protest.
“You got to make a change. It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes, let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.” – Tupac Shakur
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