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Shared by Vince Cushite today:
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” ~Anthony Robbins
If you can show your children images and truths about successful people who looked like them, you will go a long way to inspiring those children to be the best they can be.
Even if we set our standards high, African American children who do not see images of scientists, mathematicians, doctors, or engineers, who resemble them will succumb to the belief that those careers are above their reach.
They will not be able to overcome the negative pressure they face from peers who poke fun at them for wanting to succeed, and they will not rise above the a system which does not challenge them or which accepts mediocrity.
We must present our history and our images to our children. We simply cannot wait for someone else to do this or to do it correctly. If our children could see themselves in other great descendants of the African Diaspora and those Ancients from who we descend, they would be inspired to stand and take their place as well in the annals of history.
Join host, Robin Foster, as we discuss this topic.
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