Episode 20

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18th Jun 2020

Raising Black Sons in America

Listen as two members of my tribe talk about their concerns raising Black sons in America. Maureen Greene-James and Toni Boyd both have sons in college, they are both 20 years old and away from home. I also have a 20-year-old son who attended technical college and is working in his field.

We discuss the fear that grips us when we can't reach them right away on the phone or when they are away from home longer than expected. Hear what it's like to be the mom of a Black son in America, and why we worry so much about our young men.


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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson