Research has revealed a concrete set of factors preventing young black and Latino men from thriving in and out of school, and ultimately as adults. Addressing these factors should be at the core of any initiative that aims to help them succeed.
Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative underplays the dire nationwide economic distress which has so many minorities ensnared in poverty -- including minority women and young girls who aren't eligible for the Initiative.
It is time for the real heirs to Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to come Washington and answer the pretenders who do things in the name of the Founding Fathers that violate the ideals of the Founding Fathers.
Ever notice how often men refer to women as "bright?" Ever notice how often whites refer to blacks as "bright?" Ever notice you rarely hear white men praised for their brightness, unless they're either very young or very old? It's an interesting compliment.
In an era in which all groups, even the historically empowered majority, see themselves as victims of bias, deciding from which direction to combat the problem of discrimination will only continue to become an increasingly difficult task.
Glen Ford worked as a Network Broadcast Journalist in Washington DC and created in 1977 along with Peter Gamble, America's Black Forum which was the first nationally syndicated black news interview program on commercial television.
Glen Ford worked as a network broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C., and created in 1977, along with Peter Gamble, America's Black Forum, which was the first nationally-syndicated black news interview program on commercial television.