There were lots of major announcements at DC FanDome Check out everything you missed in our news roundup. Read more. A valedictorian and a juvenile delinquent have their school records switched and begin to be treated like the other. Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives. Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', is about to get married. Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change
But it does serve a function in the film: It sets up the recurring theme of Black characters being targeted by law enforcement. Though drawn years before the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Kahlil could have been created with him in mind — or any young, innocent Black boy, for that matter. He wears baggy pants over sneakers with untied laces, the tongues popped. On his head is a baseball cap with a skull, and over that the hood of a zip-up. His body language is defensive: arms crossed or hands dug into pockets. When the group enters the park, Kahlil is immediately harassed by park officials dressed in suits and sunglasses like the Men in Black.
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Skip to Content. White police and security single out the African-American children for monitoring and harassment. Kids get into Simpsons -like trouble. The adults smoke, gamble, and the men ogle women, saying things like, "she's so fine, she doesn't need to know how to type.