Her son is just 1, but she knows soon he will be perceived as a “big black boy.” Can she overcome the “systems” she feels are in place to oppress her young son?

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  1. As I was born in the 80's and grew up in the 80's the system i.e. the teachers, counselors etc. Always promoted ritalin to black boys. Claiming they were hyper and always disturbing the class as clowns . Many of our black culture love to laugh and tell jokes, our black women spend alot of time protecting and coddling the black boy that turns into a man. Society is to blame for our fears and concerns, we can not tie up our boot straps when we have no shoes.

  2. Unfortunately this young lady started her sons life with a negative..by not being married..by not owning her own home..by not having a BA or a Masters degree..the reality is these young black American female..are perpetuating the same system that they say oppress them..Take control of your future..know your past..but don’t let it control you..

  3. I had tears at the end of this. I always knew that Black parents are held to much higher standards than White parents, but never really understood how it played out. This video gave me a glimpse of it. It was the narrator saying she read to her son from day 1. I can't imagine how exhausted she was, how new everything is with a new baby. Wow. That's when I started tearing up. There's so much work I see her putting in and that's actually work White people need to do–to do serious anti-racist work, within themselves and to reform and get rid of racist policies. To work for ACTUAL CONSEQUENCES for state violence against Black people, especially Black men and boys. To hear the narrator's fear and anxiety for her boy and know that, actually she could do everything right and still White people won't see him as just another boy, that is heartbreaking and and call to action.

  4. Everyone's here talking about how the system is racist but then they go and vote for Biden, who supported segregation for the majority of his life., instead of voting for Bernie, who fought for equality for all since he left university.

  5. What a bunch of Garbage this is!!! Look how many successful black people are in this country. Barrack Obama, Condolesa Rice, Eric Holder, Colin Powel, Donna Brazil, Opra Winfrie, Jay-z, Snoop-Dog, Beyonce, Denzdal Washington, Tiger Woods, Venus Williams.
    There are also numerous Congressmen, Mayors and Police Chiefs are are black. Most of the music, entertainment and sports industries are dominated by black people…. Sounds very oppressive.
    So where is this "oppression" you are talking about? In your head? The only people who claim they are limited in life due to 'racism" are LOSERS!!!
    Let's look at it a different way. Why not just move to Africa? Not 1, Not 2, Not 3, but 53 countries to choose from, on a whole continent, with virtually no white people and limitless resources. Should be a paradise right?
    You communists are pathetic. Fat Feminists and Weak Soyboys.
    I have a special message to the white liberals who read this message. If you hate yourself so much for being white, go to a non-white person, apologise for being white, and punch yourself in the face. I'm sure your parents would be proud of you and how "woke" you are.

  6. Yes, fear is the problem, because without looking at the presumption, blacks feel they can only live in the U.S..

    I do not know why that is.

    Go somewhere else, you will have good experiences and you will have bad experiences but will develop other aspects to your personality and abilities you did not know you had.

    But it seems people would rather lament than think critically.

  7. My parents (a mixed couple) wouldn't teach me about race, wouldn't make race jokes, or talk about racism when i was a kid. They didn't want me to grow up with that in my mind, but i think i made it to maybe 8 before i experienced explicit racism and was blindsided by it. Idk if having a childhood without knowledge of racism was better or worse when it meant a happy childhood but being unprepared for the world

  8. What if teaching your kids that they’re different and disadvantaged by a system that’s working against them is the REAL problem? What you’re doing is pre-conditioning a small human being to live out this pre-fulfilled prophecy that he/she will use to create excuses in life.

    I’m a minority and I’ve noticed that people WILL judge you based on your CHARACTER. NOT your COLOR. Stop living out your own paranoid beliefs