Dr. Boyce: To Parents – How to Protect Your Black Boys from Self-Destruction
From Dr. Boyce Watkins,
In this video, I explain some things I’ve learned over the years about young black males. I am not an expert on parenting, but I have seen enough and thought carefully enough that I may be able to share some things that are helpful to you. When I think about Donald Couch, my uncle/older brother who died this week, I am reminded of things that we can teach our black boys to keep them from falling into the toxic waste that is designed to ruin them for life. A successful black male must be taught to go against the grain if the grain is not healthy for him. He must learn how to be proud of who he is without allowing others to distort his self-perception.
As a black man myself, I am hopeful that we can all understand that every killer, gangster, deadbeat, alcoholic or lazy man we know once started off as a sweet, lovable child with all the possibilities in the world. By grabbing these men while they’re still boys, we can help them all fulfill that potential. Without further ado, the video is below:
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