Ricky with a teenager in Washington DC
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What's it like to grow up as a black child in USA?

2 June 2015 Last updated at 07:35 BST

The issue of how black people are treated in United States has been big news over the last year.

Protests claiming black people aren't treated as fairly as white people have sprung up across the US.

Newsround's Ricky travelled to cities all over the USA to find out how the recent protests in the country have been affecting children's lives.

See Ricky's full report in our special programme:

Growing Up Black in America: A Newsround report - Tonight, 5.10pm, CBBC