Tony Harris takes a personal look at Baltimore’s inner city and an education system that has failed black Americans.
Baltimore, Maryland has come to be known as ‘Charm City’ because of its harbor, which attracts a vibrant nightlife and thriving tourism business. But just beyond the harbor’s calm waters is one of the toughest and most violent inner cities in the US.
Baltimore is also home to Harris and he takes us on an up close and personal journey to his old neighborhood to witness the challenges facing black youth today as they struggle to get out of the dead end of life on inner city streets.
Most of the crime in Baltimore is committed by black males with other blacks as victims, making black males an easy target for the police.
And many believe that the stereotyping of black kids starts at an early age in the US – as early as grade school. In this film, Harris examines how the education system has failed black boys and reflects upon why he managed to make it out successfully while so many of his friends did not.