Questions No 4-Year-Old Should Have to Ask: “But Uncle, what happens if the cop is really mean?”

Young, unarmed Black men are being shot and killed at an alarming rate, particularly by the police. And at some point, we have to take a step back and ask ourselves, “What are these events teaching our young Black boys?”

Check out this viscerally powerful spoken word poem from Javon Johnson about the day he realized that his 4 year old nephew was already preparing for the battle that would be his life as a Black man in a racist, anti-Black world.

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Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.