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How is this plot any different than in any of the other legions of movies--Dangerous Minds, Finding Forrester, etc.--where the white (upper) middle class liberal knows everything there is to know about how to help the Other succeed? I suppose the interesting twist is that this movie finds a female in a role of power teaching a young black male (who is nonviolent--which seems merely to reanimate the stereotype that young black men are usually violent) how to be violent, or at least strong.