Over the past few months, a light has been shined on the African-American man's experience, especially in relation to law enforcement.
Throughout the conversation, much attention has been given to statistics: how many African-American men go to jail, graduate high school and go to college.
Many of these statistics reflect African-American men's experiences in a negative light, but what if the statistics focused on their positive accomplishments?
That is the mission of a new ad campaign by the Massachusetts-based Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP called “Statistic.”
Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with the men behind the campaign NAACP branch president Neil Osborne, Jack McGoldrick of McGoldrick Marketing, and two of the students involved in #IAmAStatistic.
- Max Tilus, senior at Medford High School
- Tyler Holness, freshman at Medford High School
- Neil Osborne, President of the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP
- Jack McGoldrick, president of McGoldrick Marketing
This segment aired on March 18, 2015.