Staceyann Chin is an activist, writer, performing artist, and spoken-word poet. She and her daughter Zuri also make Living Room Protest videos on YouTube.
Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by poet, performer, and activist Staceyann Chin to field a question from a mom who’s worried she should give her son a year to grow before he starts kindergarten. Scott Brown, author of the YA novel XL and short guy, calls in to help. The hosts also discuss disproportionate expectations of maturity placed on black girls during childhood. For Slate Plus: a question from a mom wondering if she is can worry about her white son’s experience at a school that has predominantly black and Hispanic students. Sign up for Slate Plus here.
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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Audio engineering by Chau Tu.