Sunday, June 04, 2006

Black men torn between promise and doubt

Poll respondents relay optimism, disappointment in themselves By Steven A. Holmes and Richard Morin-Washington Post
Black men in America today are deeply divided over the way they see themselves and their country.
Black men report the same ambitions as most Americans -- for career success, a loving marriage, children, respect. And yet most are harshly critical of other black men, associating the group with irresponsibility and crime.
Black men describe a society rife with opportunities for advancement and models for success. But they also express a deep fear that their hold on the good life is fragile, in part because of discrimination they continue to experience in their daily lives.
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