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Allison R. Brown Addresses Raising a Black Boy in America

 width=Worrying about My Black Boy’s Future in America

By Allison R. Brown
America’s Wire Writers Group

My husband and I fuss and fret over our black boy.

Like other parents, we worry about a lot. We want him to use his smarts for good. Do we coddle him too much? We want him to be tough and kind, but assertive and gentle, and not mean. His boundaries of independent exploration are radiating outward, concentric circles growing farther and farther from us.

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