RESPONSE: If I were a middle class privileged white man I would not be giving poor black kids advice. This is exactly how long Gene Marks piece should have been. Instead he embarrassed himself with this rambling of fallacy. I know our readers are intelligent, so I don’t need to spell out the many issues and problems with Mr. Marks well-intentioned but ultimately awfully executed thoughts on the matter.
But allow me to offer this piece of advice for those upper or middle class white men (I’m looking at you Newt Gingrich) that want to offer poor black kids advice; do us all a favor, and DON’T!
Ray Baker is a Political/Cultural Correspondent to The Smugger. He also hosts his own Sirius XM radio show entitled “Real Talk with Ray Baker” on HUR Voices Channel 141. He can be followed on twitter at @RayBakerMedia