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Twitter Shares Childhood Encounters With Racist Adults After 10-Year-Old Says Teacher Told Him He'd Be Shot By Police

Make sure you uplift the youth in your lives.

Blavity's story about 10-year-old Malachi Pearson's ordeal with his racist teacher resonated with a lot of people on Twitter. Twitter user Shahem shared our story about Pearson, who was reportedly told by a teacher that he can only blame himself when he's 16 and gets killed by police, and started much needed dialogue about how teachers and other adults talk to black youth. 

Here are some of the sobering responses:

Protect the kids in your life, fam.

Age ain't nothing but a number for racism and bigotry. 

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Ashleigh is a writer, podcaster and sh*t talker based in Atlanta, GA. She likes food, Beyonce, social justice and the whole bott--er, a glass of wine. Don't start none, won't be none.