Latino Rebels

Allowing Boys of Color to Be Emotionally Vulnerable

NPR’s Codeswitch recently did a piece on a public school in Washington DC for Black boys. Unique features of the school are its no-suspension policy and that most of the teachers are Black men. But an aspect of the school that was equally important is that the school is a safe space for boys to be loved and cared for by Black men. Boys of color need a space where they are allowed to be emotionally vulnerable and expressive with other boys and men without sacrificing their masculinity.

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