The Problem of the 21st Century is the Color Line

At my age, I am not fully out of the woods yet; but as I noted to a colleague, I now face better odds than other young men of color. Back in 1903, W.E.B Du Bois wrote that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line”. For young black males today, the 21st century has not been too kind. As of late, it is a rare night when I can go to bed free of feeling stressed for black males these days. There have been nights in which I was so troubled and mad, that I could not sleep. I just do not know what to do. That is my fear. I write this with a heavy heart for young black men here at the dawn of the 21st century.


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