Black mentors are recruited to set ex...

Black mentors are recruited to set examples for Lake's vulnerab...

There are 8 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 31, 2007, titled Black mentors are recruited to set examples for Lake's vulnerab.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A bunch of seventh-grade boys nudged one another for a seat around a picnic table Thursday at the grassy courtyard of Oak Park Middle School, waiting to talk with the tall man in the straw hat.

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Tellin it like it is

Altamonte Springs, FL

#1 Aug 31, 2007
Let me start by saying I'm white. Let me add that I have black folks in my family. I think the mission of the organization is admirable.... Might I suggest that our black brothers and sisters who are mentors be sure to talk openly with the children about defining WHAT A REAL MAN IS (used to be?)... Real MEN aren't criminals. Real men aren't sexist. Real men don't count on others to validate their personal mission. Real men know how to listen. Real men know how to converse and lead by example. Real men know the trick to carrying on is not to get carried away. Real men are broad minded and take in ALL that is available to them. Real men avoid trouble and know how to walk away from peer pressure. Real men - black, white, yellow or polka-dotted DON'T see race... and recognize the brotherhood of all cultures. Let's be sure to focus on ALL we have in common instead of what's different about us.... this message needs to be spread globally... I hope 100 Black Men of Lake County can find the significance of these thoughts and talk them out with the kids. This is a critical message for ALL youth in America today more than ever.. when we seem to be painfully lacking in REAL MEN. God bless all of you on your worthy mission.
Oscar

Oviedo, FL

#2 Aug 31, 2007
An admirable endeavour I wish you well. Mentoring children is never easy. Coaching them in life skils is an important aspect of there growth.
Tellin it like it is

Altamonte Springs, FL

#4 Sep 1, 2007
Charlie wrote:
Odd. Is it ONLY black kids that need mentoring? Oops, Just noticed the police log in the paper next to my chair. In answer to my own question, "Yup, looks like it."
What a racist pig you must be! So there seems to be a disproportionately high number of black youths who need mentors? Is that what you're saying? IF that's the case... then what do you propose WE do about it? Nothing? Sit around and let the situation spin further out of control? I should have added to my list of attributes... REAL MEN don't sit in their armchair behind a computer screen and judge others... You're a buffoon and an embarrasment to the vast majority of us who have outgrown your stale old mindset. Please stay away from children as much as possible... ANY child... regardless of race - needs a mentor like you like they need lepracy. Have a glorious day and please consider what you might be able to do to start resolving some of the issues facing our culture... this organization is. We're all in this together whether you know it or not.
Same Stuff

Cocoa, FL

#5 Sep 1, 2007
Maybee Vick can do this!
Tellin it like it is

Altamonte Springs, FL

#7 Sep 1, 2007
Charlie wrote:
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Some people are just too easy!!!
And SOME people are just too ignorant, self centered and shallow...You're a brilliant conversationalist I'm sure... moron.
julie

Philippines

#8 Feb 23, 2011
pls give good answers........and common sense answers........
Sad To Say

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2011
Obama has set race relations back 50 years! His election alone was proof ofhow far this country had some out of the dark ages! In just a short three years, its all lost! Not because of anything Obama himself done, because of his status as the Prince of Fools his followers have overexerted their confidence in his position as their messiah!
Funny thing too! All those years they blamed the white man for their troubles, soon they will realize even Obama can't save them from what is to be!

Since: Feb 12

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#10 Feb 17, 2012
Sad To Say wrote:
Obama has set race relations back 50 years! His election alone was proof ofhow far this country had some out of the dark ages! In just a short three years, its all lost! Not because of anything Obama himself done, because of his status as the Prince of Fools his followers have overexerted their confidence in his position as their messiah!
Funny thing too! All those years they blamed the white man for their troubles, soon they will realize even Obama can't save them from what is to be!
This is very applaudable!! However your gonna have your opposers who will not agree with African Americans doing something positive and especially in the state of Florida!!! Floridians always turn positives into negatives by opening up their racist pandoras box!!! It's too many white big get counties & cities within Florida for some hill billy not to make a racial comment like the one listed above. Yes I said it and I'm only speaking truth. I only been here for 5 Months and already know where most of the satellite KKK offices are and matter of fact Knights Of Columbus is well known throughout Seminole County especially. Yes I'm African American but I've done my research just look up Leesburg FL Racism or Is Florida a Racist State lol You'll get your answer With all that said, Kudos for young Black Youth for setting an example. It only takes a few to start an epidemic.

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