We hear so many negative statistics about young black men that it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction.
Statistics like a young black boy born today is more likely to go to jail than go to college.
Or statistics like there are more black men in prison than in college.
The truth is that since 2011 there are more black men in college than there are in prison.
While it is sad that at one point that statistic was true, it’s fantastic that it’s being turned around, and quickly.
It’s being turned around by people like Kwasi Enin, a young African-American man who was accepted to all eight ivy League schools.
It’s being turned around by 17-year old black teens like Akintunde Ahmad of Oakland, California who has a 5.0 GPA, that’s right a 5.0 GPA and a 2100 SAT score.
And it’s being turned around by people like the young men of Urban Prep academy in Chicago.
For the fifth year in a row 100 percent of its graduating class of young men of color is college bound.
All 240 of Urban Prep seniors are heading to college.
According to the letter from Urban Prep founder Tim King, these young men have received acceptance letters from over 185 colleges and universities and earned over $11,000,000 in scholarships and grants.
Source: Black America Web | Don Lemon