It’s About Time We ‘Wake Up’ and Listen to Black Youth | Your Black Bloggers

Habari Gani, America!

If you’ve recently heard about black youth in news reports, it’s likely that you recall reading about gun violence or crime. But was the perspective of at least one black youth included in what you read or watched? Probably not.

Instead, we usually see portraits and mugshots packaged with blippy soundbites about drugs, crime or the statistic of the day that shows “how horrible black kids have it.” And for people who haven’t been exposed to various stories about black youth experiences, it may be easy to overassociate this steady stream of negative messages, as if youth from other racial or ethnic backgrounds don’t face similar issues.

via It’s About Time We ‘Wake Up’ and Listen to Black Youth | Your Black Bloggers.

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