Black To The Future: Black Boys Describe What They Go Through Everyday Growing Up in America

0 Posted by - May 13, 2015 - BLACK CHILDREN, BLACK MEN, Black To The Future, IN THE NEWS, LATEST POSTS

Imagine strangers crossing the street to avoid you, imagine the police arbitrarily stopping you, imagine knowing people fear you because of the color of your skin. Many of this country’s young black men and boys don’t have to imagine.

In this Op-Doc video on NYTimes.com, “A Conversation about Growing Up Black,” African-American boys and young men to tell us candidly about the daily challenges they face because of these realities. They speak openly about what it means to be a young black man in a racially charged world and explain how they feel when their parents try to shelter and prepare them for a world that is too often unfair and biased.

Original Article At NYTimes.com — http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/opinion/a-conversation-about-growing-up-black.html?_r=0

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