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Missing Black Men In America

There are more than 70,000 missing black men in North Carolina.
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There are more than 70,000 missing black men in North Carolina.

Note: This is a rebroadcast from earlier this year.

Young African-American men are dying and being incarcerated at higher rates than African-American women and white men and women.

One and a half million black men are missing from everyday life, according to a New York Times report. More than 70,000 black men are missing in North Carolina. Their disappearance from society is the product of many structural and policy issues.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African-American studies at Duke University; Wizdom Powell, UNC School of Health professor and Dwayne Betts, a poet, author and formerly incarcerated man who is now a Yale Law student.

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Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.