Young men talk about growing up black

The New York Times has an Op-Doc video titled “A Conversation about Growing Up Black” where young black men and boys talk about the daily challenges they face in a racially charged world.

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, “A Conversation about Growing Up Black,”we ask 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.

The New York Times has a series of short films about race in America. Other short films include A Conversation With My Black Son, The Conversation:  Viewers Weigh In with their Stories About Race in America and coming soon A Conversation With White People on Race. You can check it all out here.

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