On Being A Young Black Man

To be a young black man in America is to live in conflict. A black president is proof that anything is possible. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others remind us that that promise can be taken in an instant. This hour, we’ll talk with Mychal Denzel Smith about coming of age in this environment – and about rethinking assumptions of black masculinity. He explores these topics and more in his book “Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education” (Nation Books).