© Chuck Duboff
Before you read my words, please take the time to first watch the video.
Our media is obsessed with sensationalizing the negative, the hurtful, the racist, the depressing headlines. CNN has stated their ratings are through the roof covering the disaster known as Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, fine young man as were seen in the video, demonstrate what it is to be a good citizen, to be kind, to give back to your community. These young men are doing more to “Make America Great Again” than Herr Trump ever will.
Young Black Men in the United States are stereotyped, harassed and never given the benefit of the doubt. These boys in the video show the world that with good parenting, anybody can turn out to be a fine young man or woman. Black, Latino, White…it doesn’t matter, good parenting, positive role modelling, enhances every young person’s chance to lead a healthy life.
Perhaps the media should focus on stories like this one. I would expect that initially there would be little interest in “good stories”; but with persistence and a dedication to improve society in United States…this could make a very positive difference. One would expect though that the bottom line is all that CNN and its sister networks care about and presenting good news stories doesn’t interest them.
There are great young people all across America, and I dare say Canada, attempting to make this a better world to live in…if the media put forth the same effort, respect and decency may return…and “making America Hate again” would disappear.