Finding The American Dream

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What is the American Dream? Why can’t we achieve it? Every day we wake up and 80% of the people in America dread going to work. We work our whole lives to position ourselves to do what it is that we want to do and yet 80% of us are still unsatisfied with working the hours we have too.

I went to college for 4 years and got a degree in political science. I was sure I wanted to be a lawyer. It would have probably been a great move right out of college but my experiment at professional football failed miserably and by the time I returned to school things had changed for me. Continue reading

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Conflicted, Black, and Misunderstood

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What does it fully mean to be a black man in America?

I wake up every day and face the reality that I am a black man. Things aren’t easy for me and I will even admit that I haven’t done a lot to help my situation but I often wonder if there’s anything that I can do to make my situation better in America today.

Living in a country that preaches and professes opportunity, equality, and justice offers me just enough comfort to set myself up for failure since we all know that the justice system isn’t set up for people like me. I work in a world of academia and it’s disheartening when I try to teach kids about the greatness of our country and the opportunities they have due to the struggles that our forefathers endured. When teaching these things, in the back of my mind, I’m thinking that the young black children in the class can see right through me and know that the American Dream I am speaking of doesn’t pertain to them. Continue reading