American Promise

American Promise is a documentary and campaign working empower black boys, their parents, educators and larger community and help close the black male achievement gap. Our campaign is dedicated to sparking conversations and actions around providing opportunities for our young black boys to succeed.

This space is meant as an opportunity to read and learn about what organizations, families and communities are doing to support our boys.

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    But as James Baldwin once said, “the paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” Students of color have to be walking paradoxes at “elite” universities. And the degrees conferred upon us become symbols not just of our academic attainment, but of our ability to survive and carve out our place in institutions that never envisioned us as a part of them.

    http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2013/01/on-being-black-and-unwanted-at-elite-universities/

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