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Preparing kids to make a difference: Effecting change in the aftermath of George Floyd's death

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Thomas O'Neil-White
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For many parents and mentors, approaching the topic of the killing of George Floyd and race relations in the United States can be difficult. A local mentoring group for young men of color is considering what steps they might take to effect change in their communities. WBFO’s Thomas O’Neil-White spoke with Say Yes Buffalo’s Boys and Young Men of Color Initiative Director Tommy McClam.

Since this conversation, it has been reported the other three officers involved in George Floyd’s killing have been arrested.

 

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas moved to Western New York at the age of 14. A graduate of Buffalo State College, he majored in Communications Studies and was part of the sports staff for WBNY. When not following his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats and Boston Red Sox, Thomas enjoys coaching youth basketball, reading Tolkien novels and seeing live music.
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