A Higher Standard For Young Black Men

A Higher Standard For Young Black Men

There are 22 comments on the www.courant.com story from May 6, 2009, titled A Higher Standard For Young Black Men. In it, www.courant.com reports that:

Eliminate young African American men, and what would police, jailers, social workers, and sports and entertainment moguls do for a living? After all, young black men live to get in trouble, make babies, act out on stage, slam-dunk and dance in the end zone.

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Boynton Beach, FL

#1 May 6, 2009
And its not a joke.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Zephyrhills, FL

#2 May 7, 2009
I wish this trend would catch on everywhere.
kd fomff

West Hartford, CT

#3 May 7, 2009
this guy hit the nail on the head.
Uh Huh

Kennesaw, GA

#6 May 7, 2009
Out of all the students that were there, how many do you suppose can reapeat more than 5 words that were said?
Tony

Lincoln, NE

#7 May 7, 2009
Great advice for not only young black men but for youngsters of every ethnic and cultural background.

“Hang up the Phone in the Zone!”

Since: Nov 07

United States

#8 May 7, 2009
This man should be worshiped by all adolescent boys not the rap stars!

He is up there with Bill Cosby!
Sleepy

Atlanta, GA

#9 May 7, 2009
They don't want a higher standard. That would make it hard to play the role of victim if they elevated their own lives.....
anne

Avon, CT

#10 May 7, 2009
I'll add to Franklin's 5 Wells the Five S's for moral conduct: sit up, shut up, stand tall, stay alert, and stop swearing (stick up your middle finger instead).

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Zebulon, GA

#11 May 7, 2009
Sleepy wrote:
They don't want a higher standard. That would make it hard to play the role of victim if they elevated their own lives.....
I would say some do, but some will never be anything but victims. In S. Florida i used to get compared to hillbillies, and it hurt my feelings. I try to stay away from stereotypes even though alot of blacks have hurt me in the last couple of years.
Sleepy

Atlanta, GA

#12 May 7, 2009
Ralexa wrote:
<quoted text>I would say some do, but some will never be anything but victims. In S. Florida i used to get compared to hillbillies, and it hurt my feelings. I try to stay away from stereotypes even though alot of blacks have hurt me in the last couple of years.
I wasn't saying every black person is like this, just trying to follow the general theme of the original post. I will say this, I work in retail sales for a repair business. It is ONLY black folks that come in there and EXPECT a "deal" They expect a lower price because of some flimsy excuse. It happens a minimum of 10 times a week -- every week. They get pissed when I don't give them a lower price than what everyone else pays. Most act offended and walk out. I have NEVER had a white person ask for an undeserved discount. It doesn't take long to see how the victim role gets played.......

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#13 May 7, 2009
Sleepy wrote:
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I wasn't saying every black person is like this, just trying to follow the general theme of the original post. I will say this, I work in retail sales for a repair business. It is ONLY black folks that come in there and EXPECT a "deal" They expect a lower price because of some flimsy excuse. It happens a minimum of 10 times a week -- every week. They get pissed when I don't give them a lower price than what everyone else pays. Most act offended and walk out. I have NEVER had a white person ask for an undeserved discount. It doesn't take long to see how the victim role gets played.......
I do know what you mean believe me. People actually ask for money and food at work. They work at the same place I do.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#15 May 7, 2009
Blk and Str8T wrote:
Whats funny is you gays have the nerve to wonder why blacks will NEVER support you. Your cowards so you try to hijack our leaders and history because you have no history or leaders worth a shytt and at the same time degrade and talk about black folks in the same breath......pathetic.
Say what you want about us blacks but we will be here as we have been since the beginning of time while you gays will ALWAYS just be a hiccup in history as YOUR kind has always been for thousand of years gay rights or not.
And just for the record I went to Howard University and Morehouse (boys only college) has always been where gay blacks or down lows go to school and they get no respect amongst the black community. They can have their queer indoctrinations.
First of all I'm not gay. But I bet alot of gay, white,women,transexuals,drag queens,hispanics,jews,etc stood up for your dam rights. Then you do everything you can to make us sorry we did!
Sorry Sleepy, you see where I tried. They come on Topix,run their mouth.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#18 May 7, 2009
Jerald wrote:
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You owe Bayard Rustin more than you know or care to admit, and you couldn't hold a candle to him.
They just don't understand they aren't the center of the universe. I try to defend them and then a poster will come along with that cocky attitude and it's over. Truthfully I would much rather fight for gay rights and I'm not gay!
Blk and Str8T

Redwood City, CA

#19 May 7, 2009
Jerald wrote:
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You owe Bayard Rustin more than you know or care to admit, and you couldn't hold a candle to him.
Boy ya'll love mentioning Bayard Rustin. First of all he was not standing for gay rights what so ever so trying to align him with the civil rights movement as far as gays are concerned is deceitful and a twisting of black history for gays own selfish and cowardly agenda.

Secondly know the whole story, Bayard Rustin was held in strict check by MLK and the whole MLK entourage as to not promote or let on to his sexual orientation, it was the late 50's to 60's mind you. They even made him take a less obvious role in the movement because of his gayness tho he did help tremendously for BLACK civil rights.

Do your home work, all the civil rights leaders he was around during the black civil rights movement disappeared when he started fighting for gay rights in his later years.

So in reality in today's "gay" terms MLK and his whole entourage would be considered homophobic bible totting bigots. Don't play these history lying games with me you'll lose. I know the truth of my heritage!
Blk and Str8T

Redwood City, CA

#20 May 7, 2009
Ralexa wrote:
<quoted text>They just don't understand they aren't the center of the universe.
Actually the face of the universe is BLACK the center and all!LOL

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#21 May 7, 2009
Blk and Str8T wrote:
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Boy ya'll love mentioning Bayard Rustin. First of all he was not standing for gay rights what so ever so trying to align him with the civil rights movement as far as gays are concerned is deceitful and a twisting of black history for gays own selfish and cowardly agenda.
Secondly know the whole story, Bayard Rustin was held in strict check by MLK and the whole MLK entourage as to not promote or let on to his sexual orientation, it was the late 50's to 60's mind you. They even made him take a less obvious role in the movement because of his gayness tho he did help tremendously for BLACK civil rights.
Do your home work, all the civil rights leaders he was around during the black civil rights movement disappeared when he started fighting for gay rights in his later years.
So in reality in today's "gay" terms MLK and his whole entourage would be considered homophobic bible totting bigots. Don't play these history lying games with me you'll lose. I know the truth of my heritage!
You really are a sad piece of work.
Blk and Str8T

Redwood City, CA

#23 May 7, 2009
Jerald wrote:
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You really are a sad piece of work.
The truth must hurt then :( because that's all I'm revealing, the COMPLETE story not the bits and pieces you gays like to twist and turn to fit into your SAD agenda.

I challenge you to prove my statements to be false. Rather than basically having nothing to say.

“That's Mama Luigi to you too”

Since: Jun 08

Orange County,CA

#24 May 7, 2009
Blk and Str8T wrote:
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The truth must hurt then :( because that's all I'm revealing, the COMPLETE story not the bits and pieces you gays like to twist and turn to fit into your SAD agenda.
I challenge you to prove my statements to be false. Rather than basically having nothing to say.
Hello Enoch, Everyone's favorite insecure self-loathing closeted homosexual

Saggin Hoodie

Alpharetta, GA

#28 May 8, 2009
Somebody should pass this along to the Morehouse speaker who wants everyone to dress in pre-Civil Rights era re-enactment costumes:

Originally, pants sagged because they were too big. It became the norm. If pulled up, as the Morehouse speaker demands, the wearer would look like our much beloved Steve Urkel
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Nowadays,(ten years later) pants sag because they are manufactured to fit that way.
JACKSON

AOL

#31 May 8, 2009
Blk and Str8T wrote:
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Actually the face of the universe is BLACK the center and all!LOL
I GUESS YOU HAVE NOT HEARD
GAY IS THE NEW BLACK

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