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B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
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Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America

Submitted by on August 5, 2015 – 1:18 pm No Comment

There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. “For what?” I thought. “To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?”

“The day you were born, there was a pine box and a prison cell built with your name on it.”

Throughout my childhood and adolescence, my father said that to me countless times, especially just as I was walking out the door. The first time I remember hearing those words, I had to have been about six or seven; I was so young, I didn’t really understand what he meant. I had yet to grasp the burden that comes with being young and black and male in America. It just sounded scary, and after hearing it—given what little I understood about race at the time—I was left with the distinct feeling that I was cursed.

Source: Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America

My Comments: Pretty good article on being a black male in America.  What’s in a dream?

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