Shermichael Singleton


Shermichael Singleton, Republican Political Strategist and Political Commentator.

The inner cities' lack of opportunity


Often, I contemplate the reality and common conditions for many African-Americans living in poverty and the ghettos of our harsh inner cities. These concerns require me to consider their struggles and the dangers they face every day. Not so much because I pity them, but rather because I want more for their future.

The only thing that separates many of us from them is opportunity. They have the same faculties as you and me. However, the lack of opportunity has left them in a cave of despondency, only seeing success on television, online or in a magazine. Success is but a shadow on a wall; elusive and distant.

I am saddened because I know when given the proper tools to achieve, anyone is capable of success. They are imprisoned in this cave of hopelessness from childhood and with that despair comes no real measure of what success is. So without a proper interpretation, they have no real means of achieving it.

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