Black teens reflect on growing up in Tamir Rice's America | USA TODAY 1

Black teens reflect on growing up in Tamir Rice’s America | USA TODAY

 

Black teens reflect on what it’s like to grow up in Tamir Rice's America.
RELATED: Rayshard Brooks interview

Tamir Rice would have celebrated his 18th birthday this week. The USA TODAY Network spoke with 31 Black teenagers about growing up in Tamir's America.

» Subscribe to USA TODAY:
» Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY:
» USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.

#tamirrice #usatoday

26 comments

    1. Obviously your white, or privileged because your race has never been used against you until now. White privilege must be nice

    2. @Jade Robinson What opportunities don’t you have? You get Affirmative Action so that you can get a job over others. You get lower college entrance exams. You have your Section 8 and your EBT card. You even have midnight basketball programs.

  1. A couple of years ago, I had a conversation with a lovely, young black man in a restaurant. I brought up the topic of profiling. He said that he’s happy to now be here in Northeast Tennessee because he was frequently harassed in Memphis for just walking down the street.

  2. I am so nervous if one of my family or friends go outside, I keep calling them every single minute. So the world we in now especially here in USA, we black people we’re in risk. Our kids are even nervous, we can’t go outside coz we gonna get shot. I told my siblings about Tamir Rice how he was killed coz of playing with water gun, they threw all the toys in the trash 💔😭😭 it’s sad thing. Justice for those who lost their lives. RIP GUYS😭😭💔💔💔

  3. This is really recent KNOWLEDGE that things are not as they appear.

    Historically – Lincoln and the Country believed that Security came from a Homestead. It wasn’t a business, but that our Manifest Destiny was OWNING a FARM to have all the tools to raise a family.

    That change into Capitalism which replaced HOMESTEADING…..

    so While the Railroads were designing how to make MILLIONS of People move with FREE HOMESTEADS…. Blacks were not allowed to join in that Opportunity.

    Plus the Promise of Lincoln died with Lincoln so there was NO FRESH START and that lead to BLACKS staying in town and States where they had been slaves.

    This is happened over and over again
    …. WWII White Vets Got House Loans
    ….. but very few did if they were Black

    In fact there were only 2 Black Veterans in World War II that got a House Loan in Alabama EVER. (and you know there were lots of white cats that did of course.)

    We’re not PAYING THEM BACK
    … We’re ALLOWING our PROMISES to be Kept…. and that is why I call this a SOUL SAVING ACT on the Part of every American in the Nation.

    *The CHALICE of JESUS TRUMP* is in the family history where a deeply hateful people run from conscription into a European War runs to the New World and hides killing embezzling pimping to go back to Europe where he was Hated for being a COWARD. Then comes back to the U.S. and spends teaching his kids to MAKE the THE U.S. into a GERMAN State for White Bastards like them.

  4. Ya…well I remember growing up….

    AND… WHEN WE WERE STOPPED BY THE POLICE …

    THEY ASKED A QUESTION WE ANSWERED YES SIR NO SIR…

    IF WE WERE ASKED TO EXIT THE VECHIEL WE DID SO IMMEDIATLY….NO QUESTIONS ASKED

    WE TREATED THEM WITH RESPECT AND RECEIVED IT IN RETURN…

    YOU PEOPLE NOW DAYS GIVE THEM ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS…FROM THE GET GO…
    THE MINUTE YR STOPPED…YOU START MOUTHING OFF…NOT DOING WHAT YOUR TOLD

    AND I DONT BLAME THEM THEIR TIRED OF ALL YOUR BULLSHIT…

    YOU GUYS CARRY GUNS
    THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES….

    WE DIDNT CARRY GUNS WE DIDNT NEED TOO…

    WE WERE NOT TRYING TO KILL EACH OTHER…
    YOU GUYS KILL EACH OTHER FOR THE COLOR OF YR FRICKEN SHOE STRINGS….
    HOW INTELLIGENT IS THAT

    MORONS…..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.