Black Men Hardships

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Today, our society is still going through many struggles and hardships in life especially dealing with race and skin color. There are people who suffers from situation that led them through troubles. Most of the people that went through many challenges in life are black men. According to Robinson, Wolfers, and Paumgarten articles, they all have one thing in common is what black men have to endure because of what they look like, their skin color, their dress code, and what type of person they are. Black men usually do the things that they aren’t supposed to do including burglary, rape, and sell drugs because of how hard their life is. They have stories and reasons behind everything that they had done. One of the black men that went through …show more content…
Throughout this essay will portray Carter’s life like what is his personal gifts, do he have any happiness, and what forces that keeps pulling him down. When Carter was a little boy he got in trouble by stealing a car, that led to his first crime arrest. As Carter was growing up his father was shot and his mother died because of AIDS. Things started to get complicated for Carter, he was on a drug conviction and was in jail as well. Carter did a few crimes that led him to jail, A Prison Film Made in Prison claim, “For the rest of the decade, he was in and out of jail. Out again in 2010, he kicked in the door of a house belonging to “some guy with too much money” and shot one of the inhabitants. He was convicted of armed burglary and attempted murder, and given a sentence of sixty-five years. Carter, undone by Oppie was back at Pendleton, to live out most of his life in jail.” This quote explained how Carter was sent to jail because of the big crimes he did. Referring back to what Robinson and Wolfers said in their articles is much similar to what Carter is going through. In …show more content…
In Carter perspective of life is like a glass that is broken apart and could never put it back to the way how it used to be. Throughout his childhood year, life for him was nothing but misery. But what is pulling Carter down ? is the question. Carter was left with nothing when his parents passed away, that could be one of the reasons why he went through the wrong path in life. There was no one there to teach him what was wrong and right. He had no choice but to go through the wrong path to survive, for instance selling drugs to make money and commit a couple of crimes to get easy money. That is all the things that he learned after his parents died. The article A Prison Film Made in Prison states,” When Carter was fourteen, his father was shot and killed by a family friend who’d got into an argument with Carter’s brother over a box of blunts. Carter and two of his brothers (he had seven siblings) were sent to juvenile home. There followed a cycle of drug dealing, ass kicking, and incarceration. When Carter’s mother died, in 2001, of complications related to AIDS(“She contracted it from my father- he was an everything addict”), Carter was serving a couple of years on a drug conviction at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, a maximum-security state prison near Indianapolis.” This quote explains how after his parents had died he got into more

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