As time got short, we decided to have our picture taken. We were told to stand in front of a backdrop of blue skies with white fluffy clouds. The photo was blurred and the color was off, but we both smiled like we were somewhere in the Bahamas instead of a steel gray barbed wire enclosed sterile room.
In reality, it does not take very much to make a positive difference in a young man's life. Unfortunately, it takes even less to make a negative difference. If we continue to ignore the issues in our state in relation to boys and men of color, we will squander the human capital talent we have in our state.