This podcast explores how to de-escalate and resolve conflicts when engaging with Black men and boys. In each episode, we provide practical tips for allies of all races and ethnicities to help create safe spaces for Black men and boys. You can help to prevent Black men and boys from being arrested and jailed for nonviolent and unnecessary reasons, from being physically and psychologically harmed by police, and from being killed by the police.
Before you call the police, what else can be done? Why do we ask this? Because, Black men and boys are more likely to be jailed, physically brutalized, and killed by police than other demographics. If you see Black men and boys as fellow citizens and human beings, you’ll see the need to exhaust civil conflict resolutions before immediately resorting to calling the police. The police are not always trained to handle civil conflicts peacefully and constructively. Calling the police on Black men can escalate the conflict, lead to criminal charges, damage relationships, and damange lives.
Listen to the podcast and learn how to be a better ally. Together, we can create a safer and more just world for all.