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OP-ED: Black Men and High School Education

black-college-students

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.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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December 15, 2015

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