If Black Men Succeed in America, Its an Accident!

“If a young Black man in America is able to succeed, because of the realities stated below, it must be considered an accident, and not intentional! In fact, America is designed for young Black men to fail!!!”
-Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project

By Phillip Jackson

1) Only 7 out of 100 (7%) of 8th-grade Black boys in Chicago read proficiently according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

2) Only 6 out of 100 (6%) of Black male high school students in Chicago will attain a college degree by age 26 according to a study by the University of Chicago’s Consortium for Chicago School Research

3) Only 41 out of 100 (41%) of Black males in Chicago graduate from high according to the Schott Foundation for Public Education

4) 47 out of 100 (47% - almost half) of young Black men in Chicago ages 20 to 24 years old are not in school and not working beginning one year after finishing high school according to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago Great Cities Institute

5) 88.5 out of 100 (about 90%) of young Black men between the ages of 16 and 19 are not working in Chicago according to a Study by the University of Illinois Chicago Great Cities Institute.

6) 58% of 48,921 prison inmates in Illinois are Black men and about 9,000 detainees in Cook County Jail are Black men at a per year average cost of $22,191 or about about $840,000,000 per year according to Illinois Department of Corrections and Cook County Jail statistics.

7) Employers prefer White felons over Blacks with no criminal record or Blacks with some college according to a Princeton University study.

While there is a plan to help people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Israel and other countries around the world, there is no comprehensive plan to help young Black men like the ones mentioned above in Chicago or the ones in your city.

If a young Black man in America is able to succeed, because of the above stated realities, it must be considered an accident, and not intentional. In fact, America is designed for young Black men to fail!

Before President Barack Obama leaves office, please ask him to support a plan to help Black boys develop into strong, positive Black men.

Click Here to ask President Obama to help young Black men before he leaves office.

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