The Million Man March Analysis

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Each time I read this poem, it reminds me that I am special and can make a difference in not only my life but the lives of many others; especially people of color (i.e., children, adolescents, young and old adults). My opinion of being a black man that day, the day of the Million Man March, is that it was one special day in American history where I along with other people of color or “Black Men” felt proud. In fact, we were so empowered that we owned our world that day. We were united; we were strong; we had purpose; we had significance. I stood at the end of that stage with goose pimples alone my arms. I saw my picture in that Newsweek Magazine. I was somebody that day. From this day forward, I wanted to speak for every black man and …show more content…
African American). As a result, they are happy bosses and employees. These show up at work and speak with greater confidence and freedom. The norm for these people appears to be “take from the less fortunate and glorify in thinking they are better” with an attitude of entitlement. From their attitude of entitlement, they are convinced that their selection was a better choice for a system jaundiced with racial disparities and inequity. Yes, the ugly faces of discrimination and prejudice remain rampant in today’s society; even in 2016. My direct message to Black Men is this “Our greatest power, Black Men, remains above the belt.” There are some who laugh at the fact that black guys are well endowed. That may very well be the case. However, the penis is not the power. The power is in the head. The power to think critically; the power to make informed decisions and the power to succeed in ANY endeavor. President Obama has taught us to think above the

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