Changing the Image of Minorities in Ameria
So the question is asked, “What will you do personally to improve the image of Black Males in America? ” I believe by breaking the stereotype of black males will be a start on changing or improving the image of African American Males. With stereotypes, It tends to put a heavy label on Individuals which becomes holders to success. So, the Image of black males according to different sources such as, the news, and media in general, from displayed actions of some Individuals; claims to think that black males have lack of male role models, simple-minded, behavioral issues, negative influences, and the list goes on and on.
I know that, not everyone is alike in life. Everyone has a designated path they choose to follow and with those choices becomes your future. I strongly believe that every African American Male has the ability to be notwithstanding to critical Judgments and prove critics wrong. To improve these barbaric analyses there should be a metamorphosing program that helps black males finds out who they are and help them obtain desired goals. Which we do have but the organizations are few. This program could be a very beneficial set to the communities and most importantly the individuals striving for success.
In society we see media presenting African American Males as animals, want-to-be gangsters, rappers, living In low social economical environments, and vice seeking. It is not totally the media fault for the poor representation of blacks in America but, It Is a start towards where the vain message is occurring. Some black males even uphold or even take pride of stereotypes as if they have accomplished something significant. While on the topic of black males being portrayed by the media, I’m not too sure on why the media focuses their attention on the negative inducing news but, generally bad news makes good news for a newscast.
As for what I’ll do, I will set myself up as demonstration to show how black males can fight off stereotypes and criticism. Despite of home situations and obstacles I try to put my best foot forward towards where I can accomplish my dreams. I believe my life would be a good example of fighting off stereotypes. During elementary, middle school, and the beginning of my 9th grade year In high school I was classified as Special De. This label put me In a session where I doubted my self esteem and that I would amount to anything.
My parents and as well as my grandparents instilled in me that no matter what label someone put on you or what they classify you as, you have to prove them wrong. So I began to improve my behavior, the way I carried myself, grammar, and just generally who I was. On the journey to creating a new me I found that there were a lot of people around me and who I hung around who influenced my behavior. These where the people I needed to eliminate myself from life. By eliminating them, I created ace within myself. With that peace I started to think cumulatively.
I started to not render myself to them willingly and not get focused on how I appeared to people. That’s probably a main concern with the youth today. Many youth, preferably African American males are at cosmetic levels. Cosmetic pertaining to how they look to others that they forget their mall goals and focuses. So this gave a good demonstration for me. Sometimes examples are the only way some people can accumulate Ideas. Succeed. I also believe that changing the mind and attitude of black males will improve the image.
Altitude is descried as, the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level or Just great height. So if black males were to change their minds and attitude then their altitude would go to greater heights. Due to circumstances such as financial situations, environments we live in, and etc. Black males tend to not think highly of achievement. So we have to change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. As we approach a challenge we might encounter a voice that says, “Are you sure about this? You probably aren’t fit for it. What if you fail – you’ll be a failure. ” As this voice inside us tries to set us back, we need should take it as a setup. It is an advantage on our part because, we have the chance to take negative criticism and turn it into positive criticism. How we interpret challenges, setbacks, and criticism is totally up to us. We can interpret them in a fixed mindset as signs that are fixed abilities and talents need improving. Or we can simply interpret them in a growth mindset as signs that we need to ramp up our strategies and effort, stretch our self, and expand our abilities.
So as we approach a challenge, our fixed mindset says, “Are you sure you can do it? ” The growth mindset answer says, “I’m not sure I can do it now, but I think I can learn to with time and enough effort. ” Over time our mind becomes completely under our submission and will. Whether we take on challenges wholeheartedly, learn from set backs and try again, hear negative criticism and act on it in our own hands. We have to learn to tune the distracting voice out and overcome it within. So having a growth mindset means that you believe your personality, skills and traits can be changed.