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What Growing Up in Compton Teaches You

Jul 27, 2016 | 16 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Growing up in Compton, California, the comedian and actor Travon Free had a close look at institutionalized poverty and racism in the United States. "The land of the free and the American Dream [are] only for certain people,” he says in this interview, filmed at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Authors: Nicolas Pollock, Erica Moriarty

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Insights and perspectives from the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival