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Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« on: March 20, 2006, 07:36:10 AM »
Interesting article from New York Times:
NATIONAL   | March 20, 2006
Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
By ERIK ECKHOLM

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/national/20blackmen.html?ex=1143522000&en=05d1d02ee86db429&ei=5070&emc=eta1

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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 08:01:13 AM »
And not one damn thing will be done about it.

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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 08:19:34 AM »
Just finished reading it myself brotha.  I hate seeing this type of thing.

And not one damn thing will be done about it.

We need to start doing things ourselves.  It's like what Barack Obama said in the speech I was watching on the Harvard webcast page, "it's not either or, it's both and".  Things need to change in society but it is equally, if not more important that we begin to help ourselves.  Far to many of our wounds are self-inflicted and there needs to be a serious cultural shift within black america if the trend is ever going to be reversed.
"That which we believe to be real becomes real in it's consequences."

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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 08:27:39 AM »
I'm skeptical about Obama.

Nevertheless, I agree with you Warren. I put up a relatively lengthy post a while ago on what I think needs to be done. I'll try to find and re-post here, sometime.

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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 02:17:36 PM »
Every week we talk about how brothas aint sh!t. Anybody here actually do any volunteer work in the black community? I heard the children are our future.



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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 04:42:17 PM »
Every week we talk about how brothas aint sh!t. Anybody here actually do any volunteer work in the black community? I heard the children are our future.




I feel ya bro. That is the reason I have been a mentor and pop warner football coach for 8 years. It feels good to see my first that I coached graduate from high school and going to play football in college next year.
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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 04:53:26 PM »
Every week we talk about how brothas aint sh!t. Anybody here actually do any volunteer work in the black community? I heard the children are our future.




Check the profile homey.  I worked to try and straighten out the criminal system of young brothas and was disheartened by the ratio of black to white defendents (Blacks only make up about 3.5% of Canada).
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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 09:35:50 PM »
yup yup, but i think you pointed out a huge problem and we also have to look at commitment to an org
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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 09:52:56 PM »
Hey check this book out if you can find it or I could send you a copy (I know the author of the book)

Slavery: The African American Psychic Trauma
By Sultan Latif and Naimah Latif

ISBN  0-9640118-0-8
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Re: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006, 10:08:10 PM »
Hey check this book out if you can find it or I could send you a copy (I know the author of the book)

Slavery: The African American Psychic Trauma
By Sultan Latif and Naimah Latif

ISBN  0-9640118-0-8

I looked up the book/reviews out of curiosity, and I came across the authors' quiz reposted in somebody's blog.

The first two questions kind of..made me balk:
# While watching an African American being interviewed on a television program, when I notice that the person is using "incorrect" grammar with a very heavy "black dialect," I get embarrassed.  4     3     2     1     0
# When speaking to whites, I consciously try to alter my grammar and pronunciation so that I sound more like them, "proper." 4     3     2     1     0


My discomfort ties into the discussion here:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,55891.0.html


Thoughts?


[Obviously this is a tangent unrelated to the aforementioned book as a whole.  The question of assimilation may be relevant to the thread article, though.]
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