'Fruitvale Station': Too Difficult to Watch?

For some, the similarities between Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin make the film a hard thing to see.

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It will piss a sister off, too, but I'm still glad I was there. I don't know if it was to bear witness or jump-start the tears that wouldn't come when George Zimmerman was declared not guilty by a jury of none of Trayvon's peers. Either way, I left that theater feeling.

Helena Andrews is a contributing editor at The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter. 

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Helena Andrews is a contributing editor at The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter.

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