American Violet

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Dee Roberts is a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely able to make ends meet.  While police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison, the powerful local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

Discuss some of the individuals portrayed in American Violet and examine the different ways in which each individual was impacted as a consequence of the raid and subsequent results of being tried and jailed.

Are there current issues in the news in which people’s rights and liberties are being violated? How are these rights being violated and what is being done about it?

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