Not only is Richard an example of Black male achievement, he is also an example of defying stereotypes based on where you come from, what you look like, and succeeding no matter what other people think about you.
Those who are educated tend to give back to their community more than they take from it. With that being said, what can we surmise by what is happening in high schools around the nation, and especially in places like the Rochester Public School District? A lot!
We don't know why the boys quoted by the Sparrows didn't mention the numbingly dull classes, the frequently absent teachers, the non-functioning science labs and all the other ways schools cheat them out of strong educations.