A Kid at the Crossroads

December 10, 2014 | by Pat Dillon | Madison Magazine

Daishon Boyd is 14 years old, sweet, bright, and African American. He and his father, Norris, live in Madison, Wisconsin – a city noted for both its livability and its racial disparities. This cover article from the December issue of Madison Magazine uses a combination of frank conversations with Daishon and Norris, interviews with experts, and data to paint a picture showing the complexity of keeping one boy on track to success.

Daishon Boyd is 14 years old, sweet, bright, and African American. He and his father, Norris, live in Madison, Wisconsin – a city noted for both its livability and its racial disparities. This cover article from the December issue of Madison Magazine uses a combination of frank conversations with Daishon and Norris, interviews with experts, and data to paint a picture showing the complexity of keeping one boy on track to success.