For many young black men in America, systemic bias and racism make the simplicity of childhood unjustly complicated. In a letter to the son he may someday have, poet Clint Smith reflects on the lessons he learned as a child and shares his hopes for his future son.
Beyond policy reform, what can ordinary people do to combat racism? Diversity advocate Vernā Myers thinks it starts with confronting our own acknowledged and subconscious prejudices.
Read an excerpt from Bryan Stevenson’s powerful new book, ‘Just Mercy.’