The Dark Side Of Black Men Essay

1419 Words Oct 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Growing up in America is always hard but it’s especially hard to grow up in America while being black. When I look in the mirror I see a 6-ft. dark skin male who’s just trying to make it in a world full of oppression, discrimination, and prejudice; but when others that are not African American look at me, they might see a potential threat that’s not there. When people look at me, they judge me based off my appearance and with everything that’s going on in the news with the killings of black males and females in America, it is scary to be me. My mother would always tell me to be a black male in America is a dangerous thing and to always be careful of my surroundings because she doesn’t want to wake up one day to see her son TV dead. I went through life being afraid to make a mistake that could ultimately put me in jail or in a grave because of the words my mother used to tell me, through the years as I got older I seen exactly what she was talking about. The definition of assimilation is the process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group. Assimilating into the American culture has been something that blacks have been doing for years to keep sane with all the horror they have saw over the years from white people. I can admit even my family have assimilated over the years to cater to more of a white society, I noticed over the years that us black people use caution around white people just to stay alive or not go to jail but…

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