I watched a movie when I was in 6th grade ('98-'99), but I don’t remember the title or any of the character names. Nor why we were watching it. I was kind of short in the attention span department and was strange back then. So googling won’t do alot of good. It went something like this:
A young white boy is separated from a black friend of his (I think) and attends a private school, where he encounters extreme discrimination amongst some older kids (why, I don’t know). They spit in his face, pee on him, and eventually they tie him upside down, sling a rock at his face, and kill his pet chicken.
At a later point of the movie, it shows him when he is a little older, training to be a boxer. And he has the misfortune to watch some black guy getting severely beaten.
Then at some point it shows him in adulthood, as a boxer. I’m fuzzy on what happens during this time, but towards the end of the movie, he is chased by somebody (presumably one of his former school bullies) and he is saved by a black guy with an eyepatch.