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The Quick Scan by Mike Ramey



     Recently, I happened to see on my local TV news one of ‘those’ stories featuring a young Black man, about 21 years old, who was in one of ‘those’ local grass roots programs to keep young people away from crime.  Their ‘unique’ idea was to play games, ‘listen’ to his complaints about life, and basically give him a ‘warm’ feeling about staying ‘mediocre’.

      Back in the not-so-distant past, a young Black man at the age of 21 was one year away from graduatin

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