Black in America

Black in America…BJ Henderson

That being said, one of the frustrations of being black is the fact that there are so many people that see our skin as an immediate handicap.  When you say “Being black in America is tough”, you’re only partially correct.  Being anyone in America can be tough, and the reason for that is simple.  We live in a country where in order to achieve success, one must work hard, with diligence and dedication.  This is something that all people of all races from all walks of life have to deal with.  
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Now, it is true that there are some people – black, white, asian, whatever – that draw a good lot and have a step up on others when it comes to getting closer to their goals.  But the level of work needed for success isn’t any harder because a person is black, or female, or whatever.  Let’s ask a white rapper not named Marshal Mathers how hard it can be to get big in the hip hop industry.  Ask Jeremy Lin how hard it is for an Asian to achieve even benchwarmer status in the NBA.  Try being a white politician in majority black cities like Atlanta, Detroit, D.C. or Baltimore.  

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Black in America

Being a Black Man…Darious Hart

Sometimes I find being a black man in america very difficult. Most of the difficulties come from not knowing how to act in different situations. As a black man, who is trying to make it in america, I have to have at least 10 different faces that I can be able to use at anytime.

What I mean by I having ten different faces is, that at certain times I have to act a different way in a different situation, because I have to match the perception of the people I’m around. I can’t be the black man I am with my friends, with the rest of the world. I have to change how I am based on the situation. I can never be who I really am unless I’m alone.

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