A heart-felt documentary!! As a teacher, I take responsibility for not overly emphasizing and encouraging our children to BECOME SOMEONE. Yes, I do tell them of all the myriad of professionals that they can become, if they work hard. However, after listening to all the speakers today, I see that that’s not enough. We need to do more, much more to help our boys and men BECOME. I pledge to do more to promote our “Tripps” to realize their self-worth. Thank you for making a difference for our children and men. Keep the pace.
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.