Viral Tweet Sheds Light On Black Men

The viral tweet highlights two statistics about black men.

The viral tweet below is supposed to be a happy one but if we look deeper into the history and statistics, you’ll see it isn’t.

The young man is happy to graduate despite all doubts, but he’s a rare case. Just look at the charts below.

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And the situation remains almost the same everywhere except maybe HBCUs.

The young man’s stepfather is in prison, the tweet says… And he’s not a rare case, unfortunately. Here’s one more illustration for you.


It is good to know the tweet went viral, earning more than 600,000 likes and 147,000 retweets but it’s no laughing matter.  Twitter users should look around and think how easily they can become characters of this tweet.

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