Young Minds Matter

By Julia Sufrin


“Our conversation with Nia West-Bey starts by unpacking a quote from her recent guest blog post for the Hogg Foundation, which came from a young person she spoke with in 2018: ‘Is like, everything alright with our people?’ Connecting this question with the larger theme of historical and cultural trauma, West-Bey explains: ‘When young people aren’t given the language, don’t have the analysis – when our whole perspective is ahistorical – it puts young people in this position of turning to the community conditions they experience and looking back at themselves and saying, ‘Is there something wrong with me? Is there something wrong with my people?’’”

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