The Issue

The Method

Five black male youth (BMY) participants, aged between 12-14, were asked to answer five questions in relation to their educational experiences in Hillsborough County, Fl. They were given a digital camera to answer the questions visually and were asked to write captions to describe their images. To prepare, BMY were trained in how to use a digital camera, how to ask for consent to take a photo, and how to capture various images. Finally, each participant created a video on to display their images. Two are featured below. Fictitious names have been chosen by BMY to protect their identity.

The Results

Jonathan’s perspective<

Murphy's perspective:
Possible Solutions?