In The Hate U Give, why does Starr's farther worship Malcolm X so much?

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Malcolm X is a very popular man in the Carter household. Framed pictures of the Muslim civil rights campaigner adorn the walls alongside those of a black Jesus. Starr even goes so far as to call her family "Christlims", which is an amalgam of Christian and Muslim.

What particularly draws old man Carter to Malcolm X and his teachings is his fanatical belief in fighting police brutality by any means necessary. One night,...

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