Perceptions of Black Men
Being a black man in America often means being feared or thought suspicious by those who harbor bias, either blatant or implicit. A Wisconsin jeweler recently called police when a large black man came to her store: he was an NBA player looking to spend his millions. And recent deadly shootings of black men after encounters with police have brought race and perception to the forefront. A discussion of that perception and what it's like to be a black man today, on the Sound of Ideas.
-Sharon LaFraniere, Reporter, New York Times
-RA Washington, Writer and Owner, Guide to Kulchur Book Store
-Ronnie Dunn, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Cleveland State University
-Shakyra Diaz, Policy Manager, American Civil Liberties Union
-Heather Steranka-Petit, Director of Racial Justice Programs, Young Women's Christian Association