The Hate U Give Questions and Answers
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Chris and Starr need to compromise and beware of and prepared for things like power dynamics and situational issues that they might not understand. What are some situations in The Hate U Give in which this occurs?

Chris and Starr have to tackle many issues regarding race, social class, and heritage throughout their relationship in The Hate U Give. This is most prevalent in their homes, in their lives at school, and in their involvement in Kahlil's case.

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Chris and Starr meet at Williamson Prep, a prestigious private school in an affluent white neighbourhood. However, Starr can’t help but feel out of place there as a Black girl from Garden Heights, a much poorer neighborhood. Chris does not feel the pressure to assimilate at school that Starr does, because he comes from a privileged white background and therefore shares a similar experience to the majority of the students there. Starr’s difference from those at school is made undeniable by the tragedy that occurs in Garden Heights:

I hope none of them ask about my spring break. They went to Taipei, the...

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