boy /boi/ n. human male child
I was probably in 7th grade, crushing on one or many, the first time I felt real tears for a black boy. One I didn’t know and because the evening news reported I never would. My friend told me we were not connected; that there would be others to meet at the mall, on a college tour, as an intern. I am more convinced than ever that until we own and absorb the experience of what it means to be a black boy, there are gonna be a whole lot more that will never be met at the mall, on a college tour, as an intern.
If you have ever loved a black boy you know.
If you have ever known a black boy you know.
And if you have never been lucky enough to experience either, let me explain:
He is what we…
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