Friday, May 1, 2015

How to raise a black son in America - Clint Smith

Within this short five minute TED talk, educator and poet Clint Smith talks about the situation surrounding unarmed black men and women having their lives taken at the hands of police in the US and how the recent months have reminded him of his own childhood growing up.

Clint provides an example of a situation in his childhood where he was playing with water pistols and was told by a parent not to, because he was simply black.

Clint comes through with a powerful message which reminds us that things need to change, especially for the future generations of children.

"No one can be be authentically human while he prevents others from being so." - Paulo Freir



You can find the direct TED link of this talk here,
http://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_how_to_raise_a_black_son_in_america

You can find Clint Smith's homepage here,
http://www.clintsmithiii.com/

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