there's so much that they're not addressing, it's almost dizzying. here's my top three:
- the impact of slavery and how in many ways, we are still living through its aftermath
- the antebellum south, reconstruction and how that decimated us
- the drug explosion of the 60s and 70s, urban blight and ghetto miasma
where's my tv special?
if we're accomplishing so much, why does all of this sound so negative, somehow? isn't it good that we're college graduates, that we're enterprising and self-sufficient and independent? why did the segment end with me feeling profoundly let down by everything they had to say?
get this, loud and clear: there are more women than men in college of every race -- period. why aren't we talking about what's wrong with white men and why there aren't as many of them in college as their female counterparts and what can we do to help them along? why has no one ever thrown that statistic up in the air?