YNOW’s Tariq Portis on advancing his ideas

At our second Youth Narrating Our World (YNOW) convening, 14-year-old Tariq Portis spoke with his mentor about negative (mis)perceptions, and why they are the driving force behind his ideas.

Tariq recently appeared in The Chicago Bureau’s Student Voices, with a piece on racial profiling. According to Tariq:


A new analysis out recently by the ACLU shows that African Americans and Latino drivers were more than four times as likely to be stopped by Chicago police for traffic stops than white drivers. Seen as classic racial profiling, the analysis shows that for 100,000 traffic stops, more than half were to black drivers.

Stay tuned for more from Tariq and his YNOW peers.

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