Today on Your Call: Does knowing who the man Oscar Grant was change how you view his death?
On today's Your Call, we'll talk about the film, "Fruitvale Station," which is now out in theaters. It tells the story of Oscar Grants last day, and depicts the violence on the BART platform that led to his death. Does it capture a truth you had not previously understood about this person, this event, and what it symbolizes? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. How does watching a very humanized Oscar Grant character change how feel about what happened to him? And as the nation grapples with the result of the trial around Trayvon Martin's death, are people becoming more aware of the impacts of racial profiling? It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan and You.
Cheo Tyehimba Taylor, founder and executive producer of The Game Changers Project
Chris Johnson, creator of Question Bridge: Black Males, a video installation project
J'Shaun, 16 years old and attends ‘Gateway to College’ High School in Oakland
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Highbrow Magazine: Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant: Accidental Heroes
Oakland Local: Critiquing critical perspectives on Fruitvale Station
New America Media: Fruitvale the Movie: Will the World Feel it Like We Do in Oakland?
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