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A Plan to Change the Negative Narrative About Black Boys and Men

On Feb. 26, 2012, a 17-year-old boy wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of Skittles and some iced tea was profiled, targeted, stalked and killed for no other reason than “walking while black” in his own neighborhood. In the weeks and months following his death, the name “Trayvon Martin” would become synonymous with what […]
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Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root

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Ethnicity & Race / African American : Huffington Post Black Voices Blog

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