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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.

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Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.