“The League” Trumps Ivy League Dreams: Why Are Black Males Chasing Pro Sports Almost Exclusively

Any cursory review of current socio-economic statistics could easily make one believe that African-American males are worthy of being declared “an endangered species, worthy of federal protection.”  For example, the unemployment rate for Black males is the worst in the country at almost 20%, there are far more Black men involved in the criminal system than in college, and homicide …

White High School Drop-Outs Are As Likely To Land Jobs As Black College Students

Source: Susan Adams/Forbes African-Americans college students are about as likely to get hired as whites who have dropped out of high school. So says a new report from a non-profit called Young Invincibles, which analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census and examined the effect race and education levels have on unemployment. “We were startled to see …

President Obama Announces Plan to Empower African-American Students

  While President Obama’s remarks about “AK-47s are for soldiers” made during his National Urban League speech earlier this week attracted most of the headlines, in my opinion the most substantial part of his speech was the announcement of an African-American Education Office to “help coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African-American youth are prepared for …

Don’t Blame The Kids: America’s Adults and Pop-Culture Whats Wrong With Youth

After spending the last couple of weeks at three Tulsa Public High Schools teaching inner-city students about law, I am convinced that there is nothing inherently wrong with this generation of kids. Yes, on average, today’s youth are more disrespectful of authority, more sexually active, and more  violent than twenty years ago. Of course, all the listed issues are major problems, and need to be reduced.  I contend, …