In this series of photos and videos, 19-year-old artist Myles Loftin wants to break negative images about black male teens.
He was inspired by the tweet that he had seen where it was showing a comparison between the Google searches of what you get when you search “four black teenagers” and “four white teenagers.”
He saw that when you searched “four white teenagers” you got images of white teens, like, having fun and being energetic and laughing and they are always usually very bright. And when you search “four black teenagers” you usually get mugshots and photographs of criminals.
For Myles, the root cause of negative perceptions against black males dates back centuries.