Above Dr. L’Hereux Lewis gives a keynote lecture at Morehouse College, his alma mater, about the issue of “black male privilege”, something that may seem contradictory to some of us given the stats we are all familiar with. If however we take a black politics rather than a racial politics lens I think the concept becomes clearer. He talked about the lecture above with Michele Martin on Tell Me More.

Here is my take. Although I’m not sure the language is quite right, I think he and others working in the field are onto something.

I had a chance to talk to him for about ten minutes or so about the issue.