Khalil Harris a suspected Drug Dealer.. they didn't mention that he was unarmed...
Emmett Till is a 14 year old boy who was murdered in 1955 for whistling at a white woman.
Emmett Till is a symbol in this story of the history and persistence of racism in the US. Starr has a hard time wrapping her mind around the injustices that occurred in 1955 and how they are still happening in her present
"That moment he grabbed my hands, I flashed back to that night. It's like I suddenly really, really realized that Chris is white. Just like 115, and I know I'm sitting here next to my white best friend, but it's almost as if I'm giving Khalil, daddy, Seven, and every other black guy in my life a big, loud F*** YOU by having a white boyfriend" (2:53:00).
Starr repeatedly thinks of him when she recalls the murder of her friend Khalil
This story alludes to injustice, racism, police brutality, and black lives matter, which are all current events in society today