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Oprah’s School Misses the Point: After reading this article by Brooke McKean, I think that she missed the point.  This is another example of cultural conditioning. 

Oprah decides to make a difference in South Africa, giving black girls something that they were never afforded because of poverty and culture; an education.  She did this in hopes that these young black girls could change the face of their country , and Ms. McKean thinks that this 40 million dollar educational mecca that Oprah has created for young black girls is off point because economic theory says that since these girls come from families of poor farmers, that education would not help or benefit their families.

Oh yes, cultural conditioning at its best: McKean has attempted to underestimate, undervalue and marginalize Oprah and this young African girls based on economic theories. 

I find it funny how America and European countries, historically have raped and robbed Africa of its natural resources for profit and wealth, and when a black person like Oprah puts her heart, time and money to plant a seed for change in the motherland, main stream America thinks she is missing the point.

Finding Ways to Better School African American Boys: Group Proposes Mentors, Single-Sex Classrooms–  do you think this is a good idea?  Our black youth are in serious trouble.  I think the blame lies on both my people and society.  Families are broken, women are raising children on their own and then there is still racial discrimination in this country.  Our young black boys are not getting the emotional support that they need.  Those of us who have “made it”  need to give back.  If every responsible black male, mentored a least 2 black boys we could change a lot in the state of Maryland.  There are too many black professionals and hard working black men in the State and in Prince George’s County for this area for so many of our black male youth to be in crisis!!

Why we became Freedom Riders– Very interesting article.

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One Response

  1. ” Our young black boys are not getting the emotional support that they need. Those of us who have “made it” need to give back. If every responsible black male, mentored a least 2 black boys we could change a lot in the state of Maryland. ”

    mark bey: This has been the case for young black men, exactly what are the church and preachers doing on this topic.

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