Experience Detroit through the eyes and words of its youth.
An important component of The My Brother's Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge Expo was an interactive and thought-provoking photo exhibition offering a look into the lives of several black and brown young men in the city. Below, preview the exhibit and hear their thoughts on what it is like to grow up as a young man of color in Detroit.
“If my dad was here right now...I would be happy.”
“I've never been a bad kid. I wasn't raised that way. But I've always had a problem with people staring because of my color. I'll just be walking up the street minding my business and people will just look at me like: 'there goes another black male, he going to be locked up.'”
“They can’t judge us if they don't know us. They can look at me and say 'oh, he's a criminal.' I could be the smartest man in Detroit, a perfect SAT score, but they just automatically judge you based off your skin color.”