The Black Male by Demico Guy
What does it mean to be a black male? Well it means the same as being a male of any race, respect yourself, and respect others, and take responsibility for your actions. It is the black male that is judged and prosecuted even at a young age. We are seen in society as being lazy, savage, and uneducated. Many believe we are only good for entertainment and that we can’t be doctors, lawyers, and educators. Even If you were to become one then you’re seen as a "sellout" or "acting white". It doesn’t take white skin to be successful, but the determination and hard work of the man. We have to ignore what society expects from us and create our own expectations. We must create our own future not just as individuals but also as a race. All lives matter whether you are black, white or Hispanic .Do not let police brutality, gang banging or any other form of violence of our race make you think you are less or that we are nothing.
When you see or hear of an injustice act brought upon a black man don’t look at it as a white man vs. a black man but as one man did wrong and one did right. We are a strong people, we have come from the slave ships to the White House. We have the intelligence and strength to be better than what society wants us to be, we just have to work harder to get there.
1/10/2019 07:22:34 am
Man, this really blows my mind as something a ninth grader wrote. The power behind this message is beautiful and something that we can all learn from. As a personal friend of Demico's I can assure you he still has these same values today and works towards better living for all. I am so blessed to have read this matriculate article.
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