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Black Men In Kansas City Are Thinking Twice About Wearing Protective Masks In Public

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The latest coronavirus guidelines from the CDC recommend wearing a face mask when out in public.

In parts of the country, black men wearing masks to protect themselves against the coronavirus have been asked to remove the face coverings or leave the stores. A local father related what goes through his mind before deciding whether or not to don a mask.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.