Parenting While Black: Why I Am Afraid to Let My 13-Year-Old Son Grow Up

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Earlier this month news of another unarmed Black man getting killed for being Black hit the headlines. However, this time it was a 17-year-old Black boy named Elijah Al-Amin, who had his throat slit by a White man who claims he felt threatened by the music Al-Amin was listening to. What happened to Elijah Al-Amin, Jordan Davis, and countless other Black youth…