"Like every black parent in Britain, I’ve had to have “the talk” with my kids when they reach a certain age. Not the one about the birds and the bees, but the one where you prepare them for stop and search. You advise them what to do if it happens and you give them tips on what to do to avoid it. Don’t run in the street because you may look suspicious. People may think that you are fleeing the scene of a crime. Don’t hang around in the streets. Our young men are labelled as troublemakers, lazy and no good."
— Ava Vidal on Trayvon Martin and why the criminalisation of black children must end (via guardian)
The reality for young black men
(Source: , via guardian)