How I See It (Part I)

The 17th Step


The problem of the 20th century was the color-line as Dr. Du Bois eerily reminded us in historical piece “The Souls of Black Folk” Well, the problem of the 20th century has walked it’s way into the adolescent 21st century.

As a young black man growing up I always was determined to complete my goals and the high standards that I set for myself. I don’t attribute this to anyone but myself. I have been witness to things that my counterparts in Garden City, Franklin Square and neighborhoods alike have & were not. The things my parents and the parents around me spoke to and speak to me about have been different! What I have been exposed to is different! The things I have had to and still have to look out for are different! Is this the case for all children of color? No, of course not. However…

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