This documentary discusses ideas around healthy masculinity. "The Mask You Live In" showcases how males, feeling pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify, and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men.
How do these issues show up in the school environment with Black boys and young Black men?
How does your school incorporate Social Emotional Learning with issues of masculinity?
Catch the documentary on Amazon Prime and Kanopy, available in some public and academic libraries.
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