They are struggling to matriculate from high school into the viable workforce. The education that is being received in public school settings, an astronomical amount of black males are dropping out and not graduating.
According to Huffington Posts, Lisa Ling of ‘Our America’ presented an episode entitled the “Incarceration Generation”. In it the data reveals that: Statistics show that an incarcerated man is not foreign within the black community. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, non-Hispanic blacks comprised 39.4 percent of the total prison and jail population in 2009, with an imprisonment rate that was six times higher than white males and almost three times higher than Hispanic males.
That number goes beyond prison doors and into homes. A Bureau of Justice Statistics special report found that over 1.7 million children had a parent in prison in 2008, usually a father. Of those fathers, four in 10 in state or federal prisons were black.
Studies have found that children of incarcerated parents face unique difficulties including increased chances of homelessness, agressive behavior, failure in school and future imprisonment.
There are factions and organizations that are extremely interested in how the black male is progressing. The In 2006, the Florida Legislature established the Florida Council on the Social
Status of Black Men and Boys to study conditions affecting black
males. The Council is housed in the Office of the Attorney General, and has a 19-member board led by Dr. Eddy Regnier.
The Council’s mission is to alleviate and correct the conditions that negatively affect black men and boys throughout the state of Florida, and to promote an environment that encourages the values of learning, family, prosperity, unity, and self-worth among black men and boys.
SOURCE: 2011 Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Annual Report
THE PSYCHO ACADEMIC WAR ON BLACK BOYS
RACE DISCRIMINATION EXISTS WITHIN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT TARGETS MEN/BOYS OF COLOR
The War of Drugs, coined by GW Bush- is and has been the catalyst that keeps men of color in a perpetual state of felonious activities. Are systems set up to entrap and keep our boys relegated to a “hands off” status within their homes and communities. It is widely known that once an individual enters the penial system that voting rights are no longer accessible and access to well paying jobs is close nearly impossible.
More and more men and women of color are being recruited to serve in the United States Armed forces. Whether the reasons be economic and/or educational, the fact remains that there is a class of American that is being systematically herded into roles that serve the agendas of other governing bodies.
Moving beyond this state of emergency will require all hands on deck. It will demand that the mouth pieces, begin to do the work of mentorship, classroom support, financial contribution, as well as using their voices within the state houses that were erected to keep the legislation in favor of the majority.
Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign created by The Children’s Defense Fund was created as a result of the hightened awareness of the critical issue.
Make sure you tune into Trending with EZ on 1450 am WOL on Sundays at 4 p.m. EST to listen in on the latest movements towards eliminating dire issues.
The live show that aired on Sunday July 15, 2012 was incredible. The founders of the Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP) contributed their insight and work model to the show. The program was created to help young men become better members of society after having gone through any type of setback. Special thanks to Marlon Murphy, Eric and Isaac King and Walter Barnes for their tireless work and service to the REBUILDING OF OUR BOYS!
“A man should possess accountability, responsibility, humility and intergrity”…