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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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone wear protective face masks in public, but black men in particular are worried about being seen a a threat.

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 associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.