I agreed to participate in a new film called “Hoodwinked,” by noted director Janks Morton. In the film, Morton goes head-on into the myths surrounding black men, and how many of us have misinterpreted the challenges within the black male community to imply that black men possess a degree of dysfunctionality that is beyond repair.
Most of us agree that there are men in the world who choose to do the wrong things, and who are always ready to embrace the ignorance being perpetuated through mass media. But the silent majority consists of black men who choose to be as responsible, intelligent and productive as the rest of America. We are no less human than anyone else, and many of us meet the challenge of manhood in ways that make our mothers proud.
The film features other scholars besides myself, including: Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Perry, Jawanza Kunjufu, Marc Lamont Hill, Marco Clark and Ivory Tolson. You can watch a clip of the film below:
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