NEGOTIATING THE SYSTEM

Someone once said that black people are free to go anywhere they please in America, as long as it not where white people want them to go !       This, of course, means that there has already been a determined space, with an apparent bottomless floor and a specifically defined ceiling,  beyond which black people are not permitted to enter.

     

 

 

This observation becomes apparent in the way in which we see the lives of black people, especially young black men, being