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Michele Wells

‘Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids’ boldly explores race, class and environmental themes

“Polar Bears” explores the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement by positioning it as an issue of environmental justice. Peter and Molly, white liberals in search of consciousness, are the adoptive parents of a 3-year-old African American boy named Jason. Their desire to give him a bright future is challenged when two black boys are killed by police officers in their neighborhood.
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