Crisis in the Village

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Submitted By vsimpson
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U.S. Hist II
May 2, 2012

Crisis In The Village: Solutions
This past Wednesday I attended the crisis in the village symposium here at Coppin State University in the Physical Education Center. When I first got there and took my seat, I wasn’t to sure what it would be about but shortly after sitting and listening I no longer had to ask that question. It was very informative and it really helped a lot of people really look at the black community from a different perspective. I know I did.
One subject that we talked about was the different statistics of black males in college and how often they drop out. The speaker said there are more black females enrolled in college than males. Also the drop out rate for African American males is a lot higher than African American females. Another topic that was discussed in the presentation was how the African American males have been perceived by society. He spoke about how we need to change the way society thinks by changing our actions. Only we can make the change. We as a people also become very accepting of things, he says because things have been one way for so long no one wants to step out and change anything. We complain about our HBCU’s but refuse to take a stand and strive for change. He also gave the example like all of the teachers that don’t really care about their jobs and half slack always get sent to the public schools in the black communities and its okay because we accept this. The only way there will be a change is if we make a change.…...