Tyree Boyd-Pates: The Myth of Black Male Exceptionalism

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Tyree Boyd-Pates is a curator at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. In this TEDxCrenshaw talk, he explores the limited perception of black men that is cloaked between the extreme dichotomies of being a prisoner or a prime example of excellence. Check out Boyd-Pates explanation of how exceptionalism, assimilation and respectability are contributing to distorted understanding of black men and their realities. 

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