American organizational structures no doubt play a role, built-in societal biases no doubt have played a role, racism has historically no doubt played a role, and certain cultural-specific behaviors also no doubt play a role.
As Americans, we need to eradicate racism, remove organizational structural biases, and also wipe out detrimental cultural practices that undermine the success of today’s Black youth.
Admirable future goals:
1)Focus on an intact nuclear family
2)Beget children only after marriage
3)Encourage youth to succeed in school rather than choosing the popular anti-academic success mindset
4)Push for academics over athletics…
All these aims will help this marginalized group achieve economic and academic parity with other groups and American society as a whole
An amazing documentary. Thank you for bringing light to this healthcare crisis.
I would like to thank Dr. Shiraz Robinson for hosting the screening of this film. I also need to thank the Black Men In White Coats that support our societies.
As a young black man, I am inspired by those who traverse through immense obstacles in order to serve the greater good of peace and unity. This film contained plenty of high-quality B-Roll and expressed the importance of diversity in medicine through various African-American speakers. Tremendous work!
On a side note, I would like to know when the soundtrack will be released on YouTube or SoundCloud.
Watching this documentary has opened up so many questions for me and really took me through any emotional journey to see people talk about and act on an issue that really affects our community.
This is a very intersting perspective on the important social problem of underrepresentation of black men in the medical profession. The problem and urgency are stated very forcefully. I cringe a bit when hearing of the systemic race effects on outcomes such as medical school enrollment. The bigotry of low expectations is quite important also. Interestingly, the black men in the film all come from family backgrounds where a father exerted strong paternal influences. The young black doctors themselves are outstanding fathers to the next generation regardless of skin color, and I know that their children will thrive in society by that paternal influence.
Focusing on early childhood modeling is wonderful. A grander project would be to emphasize the importance of the family and of fathers in making the world a better place. Certainly one unstated yet critical systemic racial effect is the lack of fathers in young black families. The immigrant doctor was interesting because he demonstrated that his family is focused on the future and interested in traditional American values. Is there some way to engage young black men to view traditional fatherhood as a worthy goal? If so, I suspect that many systemic racial issues will fade away.
Thanks! Well done.