Their innocence is never protected because they are never believed to be innocent.
There's a lot that I enjoy, but mostly reading and writing. I used to be strictly fiction but these days I've been fortunate enough to have mentors to guide me into more productive reads for success principles and personal growth. But trust me, I still enjoy a good Toni Morrison novel
The Myth of ‘The Good Negro’
We cannot reserve humane treatment for people who fit the description of a Huxtable family. Nor can we reserve it for men and women who, though Black, meet the favored Eurocentric aesthetics. It shouldn’t take three degrees, a six-figure income, homeownership, and an extensive vocabulary just for the possibility of earning human decency from our fellow man.
Vulnerability: Expectations in Men
For a lot of American men, they have been raised into a “man up” mentality. This mentality has led us to multiple generations of men who never properly learned how to process their hard emotions in a healthy manner.