Mychal Denzel Smith is the New York Times-bestselling author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching and a 2017 NAACP Image Award nominee.
An unarmed 14-year-old black teenager was choked by police because they considered him a threat. Of course they did.
Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.
Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem.