Melissa Harris-Perry Convenes Panel of Teens: "Growing Up Black in America"

 In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, the brutal psychological and physical effects of racism on young men of color has come into light.

"Right now I want to go to the source," said Melissa Harris-Perry on her show today. She had three young men ages 16 and 17 on a panel to talk about their experience with prejudice and law enforcement--"Why are we being questioned for things that every young kid does?", one asked--and their take on the Trayvon Martin case.

It's truly a must-watch.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at March 24, 2012, 8:08am