African American Disenfranchisement starts in kindergarten

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What exactly are African American being taught and who is benefiting from this teaching?

Recent research has shown that African American males start falling behind in kindergarten. If we add to this the fact that there are more African American males incarcerated than in college, it brings us to two the questions; why is this allowed to go on, and who benefits? “We know that education benefits the society,” say’s author Michael Alan Townsend.

In his book, “Black Power: strategies for achieving and utilizing power in America,” Townsend examines both of these issues. “In New York State alone there are at least 60,000 African Americans incarcerated or on parole. None of these individuals currently has the right to vote. The beneficiaries of such a policy are definitely not the people in the communities where these felons come from.”

“The answer to this dilemma lies partially with the parents of Black male children,” says Townsend. Parents of Black male children must strive to make to make them interested in school. Education has to be pushed instead of handing them a basketball and admiring the way they dance. Parents need to read at least once a week to their pre K children.

This is just one of the many strategies detailed in this book. The book “Black Power: strategies for achieving and utilizing power in America” is available at or the publishers website for $9.95.

For more information contact:

Abdul Malik

(646) 283-0980

P.O. Box 1021

Bronx, NY 10466

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