One of our guests on What U Need to Know on Saturday, Theron J. Jackson, author of Never Be Nothin, talked about his experience of having been told in 5th grade "You'll never be nothing". He was told this by a Black woman teacher. Click here to listen to the show.
I use the term "teacher" advisedly.
One of the many challenges faced by our Black boys and young men is that many are being raised in an environment where they have no positive male role models. One result of this is that many of them are lost in the education system and end up in the criminal justice system.
Although our guest was speaking about African American boys, we see the exact same things happening in the UK.
Although being raised without positive male role models is not the only reason for this problem, the lack of role models does have an effect.
I think girls as well as boys need positive male role models.
This is why I published Black Success Stories Volume 1.
Many of those interviewed in the book speak about educating our young people, and the duties and responsibilities of Black parents.
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