I believe that more African-American males need a male mentor. A “Father Figure” is needed to help guide the adolescence into the right direction. We, not as a race but as humanity learn from each other, and stand on each other’s shoulders. For example, most of us believe in the religion we believe in, because someone in that household brought that ideology upon us to make us believe it. Most male African-American males I know either do not know who their father is, or their father is not an active role model in their life.
As a result of that we begin a cycle of letting our environment shape what we think. The main things that are criticized about our environment are the lack of good morals, and negative values. The media sells sex, we sell drugs, and we poison our minds to put us in a repetitive cycle that only we can straighten out. African-American males need to be father figures, and mentors to guide the next generation, and establish better values to get ourselves out of this hole that we, other races, and other genders have looked down on us for. Can we be leaders? Can we climb out of this metal tomb that we ourselves have built? What does it take to make an effective change? Are we afraid of success? Are we less intelligent? What is our biggest obstacle? Let me know what you think!