"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds......"
Bob Marley's words ring especially true today. Too many of our youth are trapped in the mental slavery imposed on them by cynical leaders who do their best to convince them that the deck is so stacked against them the the implied message of "why bother?" rings like a clarion call.
Study after study after study suggests that if a person of ANY RACE grows up in a household where both parents are there, the person finishes high school, and puts off having babies until after they're married, their chances of living in poverty are diminished by an incredible factor. In this formulation, the high school, marriage, and baby thing are the three most determining factors.
In some schools systems across America ...no one can mention any of the above.