Tag: Poverty

Kevin Powell on his mom, growing up poor and racism on college campuses

Activist and author Kevin Powell has written a gripping memoir that traces his life from childhood to present-day. The Education of Kevin Powell offers a look into the life of a young Black man growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey and Powell spoke to ROLLING OUT about the book

Are African Americans happy being mediocre?

If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water he’ll jump out; however, if you put him in a pot of cold water and slowly increase the temperature, he adjusts to the increasing heat until his system can no longer compensate. Then, stressed and overwhelmed with what he has endured, he dies. The frog will stay in the increasingly unhealthy, dangerous situation because it happened gradually over time and he ignored his natural ability to sense the danger and get out of the situation. Are African Americans behaving like this frog?

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