The main plot of the movie involves the relationship that a black neighborhood has with an Italian owned pizzeria and a Korean owned convenience store. There is a conflict that occurs when one of young men from the neighborhood enters the pizzeria and demands that the owner, Sal, include on his wall of famous Italians, famous Blacks as well. Sal refuses, telling the man that it is his pizzeria and he can have whomever he wants on the wall. The man leaves feeling even more frustrated than before and decides to organize a boycott. To his dismay, he is only able to recruit a single person.
Another conflict occurs between Mookey and one of of Sal's sons. Sal's son is an outspoken racist, or so it seems. He is always urging Sal to try to sell the business and leave the neighborhood to get away from "these" people (black people). Mookey forces Sal's son to look at himself and examine his own values. He asks him who his favorite sports heroes and musicians are. They are all blacks.
Yet a third conflict occurs between residents of the neighborhood and the Korean owners of convenience. Here there is a small language barrier that leads to some of the frustration. Another, larger part of the problem is that residents see the majority of the business in their (black) neighborhood as being owned by non blacks. This serves to create anger toward the owners... [continues]
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