Watkins gives you a rare opportunity when discussing the marginalized ‘other’—he has experienced polarizing views of a city that’s been slammed with injustices for decades. A Baltimore native, Watkins went from dropping out of school and selling drugs to being a professor and standing on the front lines with a Baltimore as it virtually exploded following the death of Freddie Gray. Watkins doesn’t mask anything—his raw truth a perspective that is too often ignored.
The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America - D. Watkins
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