“We are in a so-called ‘free society,’ and as a black man, we literally don’t feel free.”
The New York Times recently asked multiple black males from age 10 to 25 to openly and honestly discuss what it’s like growing up black in America. Their stories and answers were both heartbreaking and eye-opening.
Malik, 17, talked about how strange it is to read something like Huck Finn in school and have the whole class waiting for your reaction because of your race.
13-year-old Miles noticed that discrimination and judgment can come from anybody, including close friends.
Multiple guys mentioned how many people seem to be afraid of them in everyday public situations…