My World: Radzi interviews young black people in the US and the UK

This article was last updated on 25 June 2020.

People around the world have been affected by the death of George Floyd in the US and the Black Lives Matter protests which followed it.

In this honest conversation hosted by Radzi Chinyanganya, two teenage girls in the United States and a teenage boy in London discuss their personal experiences of growing up black and their experiences of protests in the US and the UK. We hear how they feel about what happened to George Floyd and get their reaction to what has happened since.

Maya

17–year–old Maya is from New York City, where she attends The Black School.

I think it's great that everybody is coming together. – Maya

Maxwell

Maxwell is 14 and from London.

I would like to see way more people that are educated on the matter. I want to see more people be proactive, protest, speak out and take action and tell their story. – Maxwell

Zee

Zee, from Nashville Tennessee, is 15 and organised a demonstration against police brutality.

Black people in America have always been mistreated ever since the beginning, so it's been a long time coming. This should have happened a long time ago. – Zee

For support with looking after your mental health during this time, you can visit YoungMinds, Mind and Black Minds Matter.

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