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The Strange Rights Of Passage For Black Men 20

As a teen, Damon Young wished a white person would call him a racial slur just to have a good fight story. The cofounder of joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the shifting definition of black masculinity – and about what it’s like to live in a country you feel is out to get you – which he writes about in “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays” (Ecco).