By Alban Boucher
One day after work as I walked to the train station I bumped into an old classmate from high school. As we joked about the old days he asked me if I just started working at the nearest department store, Target. I told him about my profession and he looked amazed. He then told me since he didn’t graduate from high school and chose to work instead of attending college; he had been working at Target for the past seven years. He repeatedly told me about his regrets about not perusing his education and how he wished he could change his circumstances. We said our goodbyes, but I thought to myself how many male (black) adults have told me the same story, their regrets over educational attainment.