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Singleton and 'Boyz'

July 21, 1991

In "His New 'Hood Is Hollywood" (July 7), director John Singleton tells us: "Ever since black people were brought here--dragged, kicking and screaming . . . --we've been under some police state, whether it's slavery or the LAPD." I'm more than a bit bored with this threadbare message.

Singleton needs to forget the chip on his shoulder and enjoy his day in the sun--exploitation works both ways. Most of us are less than thrilled with gangs and bad neighborhoods. Alas, mine is on the cusp of becoming one.

I hope he becomes a top moneymaker and puts some of the cash from his film "Boyz N the Hood" into anti-gang programs.

CADDIS ROBINETTE

Los Angeles

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