The crew of boys who unknowingly make hurtful racial slurs to Justyce
Emmanuel "Manny" Rivers-Jus bff
Sarah Jane "SJ" Fredman- Jus crush
Oficer Garret Tison
Justyce McAllister is a 17 year old high school senior and full-scholarship student at Braselton Preparatory Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Ranked fourth out of a graduating class of 83, captain of the debate team, and respectively high scores on the SAT and ACT, despite growing up in a "bad" neighborhood he has a ivy league education ahead of him. But in the early morning hours none of that mattered.
The night of Justyce's arrest he was doing a good deed of helping his drunk ex-girlfriend but from Officer Castillo eyes it looked like a robbery. After that night Justyce eyes opened to the world around him he started to pay attention to the little jokes told around him about race and cops' situations. In order to adapt to his new persepective he bagan to write letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Justyce and Manny are riding around town just to vent out their irritation with all the racial unequality and violence occuring. To help calm down they blast their music, unfortunately coming across an off duty cop he fires his gun and shoots both boys, Manny dies.
The Rivers puts Manny's funeral on hold until Justyce was released from the hospital. After Manny's funeral Justyce almost gets the courage to tell his mom he has a crush on SJ, even though his mom isn't too fawned of white people, ecspecially after he got shot by a white person. About a month later The Rivers called him over their house to "commemorate" the indictment of Garret Tison.
Officer Garret Tison was charged for two misdemeanors and one out of the two felonies. Four months later he was found dead in his cell. Justyce started at Yale University and SJ, his now girlfriend, started at Columbia.