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Colorlines Launches 'Life Cycles Of Inequity' Series About The Black Male Experience

05/12/2014 02:45 pm ET | Updated May 12, 2014

It’s been almost a year since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Still, the discussion it stirred about the black male experience in America continues.

Joining the ranks of short films and documentaries such as "After Trayvon" and "Afraid of Dark," Colorlines has launched “Life Cycles of Inequity: A Series on Black Men.” Writer Kai Wright describes the project as a monthly discussion including infographics, essays and video, "content focused on a life stage or event that for black men in the United States is uniquely confined by broad, societal inequities."

The first video of the series -- directed and produced by André Robert Lee -- features eight Oakland teens discussing their experiences with discrimination and unfair judgement they experience in school. The series will progress throughout the remainder of the year touching on a range of themes, from fatherhood to the incarceration of black men, to mortality rates and job opportunity.

To join the discussion, visit the Colorlines Facebook and Twitter.

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