To be a black male is live a life that is full of contradictions. Contradictions that cause us to make decisions that we may not understand. Decision that now our black boys are having to make.
It is a critical one that directly effects their future and the future of their children.
It is one that has been overlooked in our society for far too long, and it is time we discussed it.
It is a decision whether to assimilate or not.
Both come with favorable and less favorable outcomes. And, it is a decision that each black individual will need to make for himself.
The definition of assimilation is to act accordingly with the intent of fitting in and or conforming. In this case, we are talking about societal norms and expectations.