This Father’s Day, writer and educator Clint Smith talks about fatherhood through the lens of racial bias. In an interview with Axios, he asks, "How does one grow up in a home in which you feel loved, affirmed and celebrated, and then go out into a world where you are rendered a caricature of someone else’s fear?”
Why it matters: Studies have found that black Americans, including children, are treated differently than their white counterparts. “A white kid running around with a water gun is not the same as a black child. Tamir Rice is the case study in that,” Smith says.