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How Do I Explain America to My Black Son

From  Burt Tello Created On 30 March 2017


How Do I Explain America to My Black Son? from The Atlantic
Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk is about to be a father, and he’s nervous. America’s history of racial violence is something that every citizen inherits, but the consequences for black Americans remain acute. “One day I’m going to look that boy in the eye and have to explain the same thing my father did to me, and his grandfather to him: This is who we are,” he says in this film. “This is the same America that killed Emmett Till, and the same place that gave us Jim Crow.” Now, it’s the country that elected Donald Trump to the presidency. In this animation, Newkirk reflects on his own childhood in the South and the lesson’s he’ll try to impart to his son. This has been adapted from Newkirk’s Atlantic essay, “This Is Who We Are.”



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