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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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August 05th 2013:Safety: When Black and Brown Boys Face Race

Trayvon Martin, being followed in stores, more severe punishment than White children in schools, driving while Black, Brown, or ‘Middle Eastern’ looking. What is the stereotype when Black and Brown young men gather together? The old saying ‘there is safety in numbers’ doesn’t always apply. Do these experiences overshadow the positive role models such as a President Obama, parents, and community leaders? What do you tell a boy or young man of Color? When do you tell them? Will it bring a new growing fear and LACK of confidence, or will it prepare them for a random incident that may never

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Dr. Kirk E. Harris

Dr. Kirk E. Harris, professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, served on Sen. Obama’s Metropolitan and Urban Policy Committee, served as national facilitator for National Fatherhood Leaders Group, testified before Congress, and co-leads Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities in Chicago. He earned a law degree at Thomas Jefferson Law School, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and is a member of the Georgia, Washington, DC and US Supreme Court Bars.
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