Oh Yes We Can! Black Achievement in America
by Dr. Robert L. Lawson and Gene Murphy
In Oh Yes We Can! we hope to offer America a view many have perhaps never seen, a view of the good things black people have done and are doing for themselves, their families, and their country. Our history, black history, is getting increasing attention in school curricula. We even get some network coverage during "black history month." Every now and then, an article appears in the national print media about "encouraging signs" in the black community.
But make no mistake. The overwhelming image of black people-especially young black men-is "Up against the wall!" We hope to do our small part to begin to destroy that image. To the extent that the image accurately reflects the behavior of many young black males, we hope to begin to erode the view among young black children that crime and drugs and lawlessness present their only hope of escape from the bleakness of their lives. We hope to begin to paint an entirely different picture, a bright picture of opportunity that has inspired the many immigrants who have flocked to our shores for liberty, for political freedom, for economic freedom.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 June, 2020.