what a woman who could have joined the D.A.R. has learned about the socially-constructed, political notion of "race" by just paying attention and NOT keeping her mouth shut...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
A Case In Point: Jamil Joyner
So society in the United States stereotypes young Black men from birth, constantly reinforcing those stereotypes with low expectations and self-fulfilling prophecies of their trajectory along the pipeline straight out of school and into prison. No matter how hard the young man works, no matter what he achieves, no matter how committed he is to living up to the best of his potential, the young Black man always knows he's just one chance encounter away from a cell. There are millions of such stories. One of them is Jamil Joyner.