Why I Won’t Teach My Son ‘Black Codes’ | Conception Season 2



Her son is just 1, but she knows soon he will be perceived as a “big black boy.” Can she overcome the “systems” she feels are in place to oppress her young son?

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25 Comments

  1. This is a well made video but I don't resonate with the message. I'm a 6 foot tall 17 year old black guy from Oakland and I can say that I have never felt afraid of the police and I have never felt treated differently because of the way I look. The truth is that America is the least racist and best place for anyone of any color to be born and raised.

  2. As a black man, black women are destroying the community by having so many babies without fathers.

    It’s so irresponsible and setting up these kids for failure.

  3. BEAUTIFUL! 💖😍 I wish this amazing, loving, caring and nurturing Mom every success possible and imaginable! GOD BLESS BOTH OF THEM!
    ~South Africa~ xox (So-called white Mom of 1 son, now 31yrs old BTW)

  4. Why are so many black fathers non-committal? I think that stereotypes exist because there's some element of truth in it. I know it can happen to any other ethnicity, but it seems to happen more often with black fathers, why is that??

  5. Oh, god. I can't thank you enough for such a beautiful video. This was very impactful and poignant. I feel the pain, and I cried. I cried because I know there's so much sadness and hate in this world, but so much beauty that exists in Black and brown communities. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the things you fear and and your story.
    This was a very thoughtful short production. I'm better for it.

  6. I honestly think the biggest hurdle in poverty. I’m African American and was raised in an upper middle class area. I to this day have more in common with other people raised were I was regardless of their race then I do other African Americans raised in inner cities. I have often been called uppity or white sounding. I know my male cousins have similar experiences.
    I think that it’s the environment of poverty that caused the problems more then anything. It leads to not seeing opportunity or a way up into a better life.

  7. Oh goodie a charming editorial and animation! Let's get ready for some nasty and inevitable YouTube racism!

    Or you know; people could just not say anything if they have nothing nice to say. Anybody want to actually leave some nice comments for once?

  8. As a young black boy growing up with no father you've already managed to vastly increase the risk that he will adopt antisocial and destructive behaviours, I wouldn't expect you to do any better with the extremely complex problem of raising a child on your own when you could not even manage the most basic of things like keeping your legs crossed and not get impregnated by some low life scum that instantly ran away from his responsibilities.

  9. This had me crying. The best thing she can do is to tell him to smile. To be polite not for the racism that black people face on whites but to instead for him to be kind and considerate.

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