Floyd's death heightens worry for black moms in Capital Region

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Updated: June 03, 2020 07:25 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 07:24 PM

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, black moms are having "the talk" once again with their sons.


That discussion focuses on what to do when they come in contact with police. NewsChannel 13's Elaine Houston spoke with nearly a dozen black women from the Capital Region. It was a lengthy conversation that at times was very painful as the moms wondered if what happened to George Floyd could happen to their son.

Desperate, they say they can't afford not to be helicopter moms right now -constantly checking in with their sons - many young adults - to make sure they're okay.

The world might be watching what is unfolding right now in the country with shock, but for these moms, it's more personal. That's because what they're hearing back from their sons when they have the talk is a sense of hopelessness.

Hear them discuss more of their concerns, by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

WEB EXTRA: Elaine Houston's full interview with black moms

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