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WMPH Mikyhial's Ferguson Commentary


Mikyhial from WMPH

Since last August, the cultural conversation has centered on #blacklivesmatter, Ferguson and the death of Eric Garner. But it’s less common to hear about how these events impact the emotional worlds of teens, particularly young men of color. Mikyhial Clarke loves collecting sneakers and listening to old school hip hop, but he struggles with anxiety. Ever since Michael Brown died last summer, Mikyhial says his fears around police have reached a fever pitch.

*Editor’s Note: This piece was featured on the Public Radio Exchange as a Staff Pick. Way to go, Mikyhial! See his piece on PRX here. You can read the full text of his piece as an article on Medium.

- See more at: http://generationvoice.org/for-one-teen-ferguson-made-anxiety-around-police-more-severe/#sthash.0q44brWw.dpuf

Categories | Public Interest


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