This week we’re talking about some recent events that made us question the general treatment of black men. We discussed several recent incidents that involved black men being found guilty of being black in public and wondered aloud if this is just business as usual for America or is there something deeper contributing to this? The notion that “men ain’t shit” isn’t new and for black men especially, it isn’t exactly revolutionary to know that it’s been said about us. But what we wondered (aloud) was: Is it possible that the often public manner in which we detail how and why black men “ain’t shit” slowly becoming a permission slip of sorts for people outside of the race to use as justification for what they do and already believe about black men (and women) to a degree?

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