Very impactful. I agree that access to information, educating parents and having mentors in the community are all necessary to getting black boys interested in education period and medicine in particular. Thank you all for such creative ways to educate our youth and our community. Gate keeping in medical schools is a real thing and exposing our kids on ways to navigate through it is so critical. I thought the story of the guy that took the MCAT three times is so important in letting other kids no that resiliency and persistency do pay off. Some of the system is set up to defeat you and not giving in to it is something we in the black community need to emphasize as we parent and raise children to be resilient and persistent. Not just in sports but in everything.
This documentary was eye-opening. The phone call at the end between Dr. Dale and Trip was heartbreaking. I'm truly grateful that this movement exists and these disparities are finally being addressed. Thank you Dr. Dale!
Thank you, Dr. Dale and everyone that participated in the development of this film. I have four sons that are at various stages (ranging from 13years-26years of age) in their journey toward medicine; having had their share of challenges they have remained rock solid to stay the course toward realizing their dreams. This amazing film boosted their confidence and renewed their hope, that becoming a black man in a white coat, is not only doable but necessary. Bless you all and thank you again!
So moving. I have been working in human services and health for nearly 25 years in different positions and rarely have I seen men of color, particularly African American men. I feel I learned so much from this documentary. I had no idea about the HBUCs. I really hope this movement reaches our schools, from the elementary level through med school and beyond. Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful film.
A thought-provoking documentary that goes deep to shed light on a national issue that deserves more attention. Very well-produced!