In our experiences, black men do not realize that we must manage our destiny. We do not let someone else dictate our existence. Men, particularly black men should always be systematic, accountable and responsible.  In America, the image of the black man is first negative indifference, and nothing positive in the slope or trend line. Everything we do is a counter and the juxtaposition of something negative. So, we teach African-American children to prepare for negativity along with formal education versus preparing them for endless possibilities as the objective? Why do we not teach from the perspective of worldly aspirations? I realize we have to teach black children to live parallel lives because of historical and present day institutional barriers. So, the question becomes is this proper? -Glenn D. Andrews-

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