Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dr. White's conclusion:

Many young black americans look to Colin Powell as a role model. This is harmful in that it puts forward the military as the only option to advance for people of color growing up in the 21 century, in the United States. As a military role model, he received commendations and symbols of acheivement which have nothing to do with his ancestry or culture. As he said once to a group of young people on MTV: "I ain't that black."