Steven Caple Jr. Quotes Steven Caple Jr. Quotes. I am black, so with my writing and my voice, you get that kind of dialect. Steven Caple Jr. The subject matter itself lends itself to the black side because the kids are drug dealers and kids that are getting shot by police and getting shot by themselves. People automatically associate that with blackness because of the news. Steven Caple Jr. Poor is the new black. So on this film [The Land], there are poor black people, but there are also poor Latinos, and poor white people as well. Steven Caple Jr. I think we’re used to the black filmmaker coming in and making the all-black subject matter. Especially at Sundance, they’re looking for that. It’s funny because amongst my filmmaker friends talk about this. Steven Caple Jr. We have our classic hood movies, right? Like “Boyz in the Hood.” We have our classic conscious films like Spike Lee‘s “Do the Right Thing,” or “Stand By Me.” Even beyond Coogler, there are black films that are just voices. So the intention behind this [“The Land”] was to capture today‘s. Steven Caple Jr.