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Frank Harris III of Hamden is a professor of journalism at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. His email address is frankhar ...

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Frank Harris III

Frank Harris III

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'They See Us Differently': Dad's Words Echo

'They See Us Differently': Dad's Words Echo

August 27, 2014

It's the summer of 1968. Dad is giving my older brother Ron and me the facts of life talk about being black in America in general, and with regard to the police in particular. Don't run, talk back, resist or make any sudden movements that would give the police a reason to beat you or shoot you. They see us differently.