How to Raise a Black Child in America
As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father’s furious and fearful response.
I came across this via Vox. The title of this TED Talk is actually “How to raise a black son in America”. I changed “son” to “child” for this page since recent events have shined further light on the fact that black girls and women get treated just as awfully by the police.