American Promise

presented by UWT's Black Student Union

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 6:30pm
William Phillips Hall - JRT

We are kicking off Black Male Achievement Week by facilitiating a critical discussion on the challenges that middle class black boys face as they come of age. To accompany this discussion we will be hosting a viewing party for the phenomenal documntary that covers 12 years of the experiences for two middle-class African-American boys who entered a very prestigious--and historically white--private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The Dalton School made a commitment to recruit students of color, and five-year-old best friends Idris and Oluwaseun (Seun) of Brooklyn were two of the gifted children who were admitted. The boys were placed in a demanding environment that provided new opportunities and challenges, if little reflection of their cultural identities.

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