DJ Comeaux has launched a tech initiative, Afro Bot Boyz, that encourages young people of color to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
He’s only 12 but already D-J Comeaux of #Minneapolis has launched a signature brand that aims to end racial disparities in tech. Details next @FOX9 10@10. #AfroBotBoyz #froBots pic.twitter.com/TdcICxecTY
— Iris Pérez (@IrisPerezFOX9) April 2, 2018
Fox 9 spoke with the pre-teen about the venture, who admitted one particular character from Black Panther inspired him the most.
“[I was inspired] not by Black Panther the superhero, but his sister Shuri,” he said. “She used to create all of the designs and technology so I kind of really like that … I wanted to boost the confidence of people that look like me, more likely to be interested in being in robotics.”
Check out Fox 9’s interview with the young king below.