Friday, May 08, 2015

A Conversation About Growing Up Black

"I walk tall, keep my head up, try to be articulate and polite. I think I'm going to be fine because I act a certain way. But, of course, that has nothing to do with it. How people perceive you is not always up to you." Bisa, Age 17

The New York Times has posted this powerful short video where a number of young men and boys are asked to share about their experiences of growing up black in America. 

With the recent increased focus that has been placed on the ways that black men are perceived, especially in their relationship with law enforcement, this video helps to put a voice to the feelings that so many black men experience.