...Black women are saints for raising our children, representing somewhere around 70 percent of all black households in America today, but this reality is wrong. How do I know it is wrong, because 70 percent of black men in America are dropping out of high school today, and 70 percent of those in prison have no high school diploma, and some incredibly high number of kids born of parents in prison, also end up there. Success is a culture, and so is failure. Success breeds more success, and failure simply breeds more failure. Out of love we have been passing down bad habits from generation to generation. Out of love.
From "What Black Folks Need Now," by John Hope Bryant, in the Huffington Post