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The Washington Post recently wrapped a year-long series exploring what it's like to be a black man in America. The series, titled "Being a Black Man," has been compiled into a book.

Kevin Merida, the series' coordinating editor, and Eric Motley who was profiled in the series, talk about its significance.

Motley is the managing director and vice president of the Aspen Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington, DC.

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