Growing up in the inner city it brought many struggles. One I could vividly think of is the many lack of opportunities that comes with living in poorer inner cities. Coming from these broke populated areas, drug dealers and rappers take over the lower income community. First thing we see when we cut the tv on are “gangsters” and that’s through rap videos, convicts, dropouts, and media display. It’s not just on tv, but even outside or inside of our homes. We just don’t see daddy putting on a suit!
See, coming from these poor areas we don’t see many black successful men inside of these communities, so we majority of the time follow the bad examples. You have to think many of us in these high criminalized poor areas don’t even see our own dads as successful, so now we lack that self-confidence even more. Lack of opportunities doesn’t just reopens the cycle it keeps it going in the inner poor communities.
In order to change the cycle we have build the community and make it stronger. That’s through reaching new limits such as higher education and self-education. Giving these young black boys something to be proud of. See we lack self esteem coming from these communities, due to no food in the fridge, dead end jobs, daddy not in the home, not having the best house/car on the block, and etc., so in order to turn it around we need to educate ourselves and learn how to build wealth.