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Unformatted text preview: Jasmin Peters February 15, 2011 Education for Liberation Reflection #1: Baraka Boys Three prospects the Baraka school recruiter tells the boys they will likely face in the future are: jail, death, or diploma [graduate]. The Baraka boys live in an environment where they witness death and the effects it has on people as well as know many people who are in jail. They don’t know a lot of people who graduate and the few people who have they know have successful lives. The recruiter reminded the boys of those prospects because she wanted to get the boys to think about what path they plan to go down considering the neighborhood they live in. She is insinuating that if you don’t want to end up dead or in jail, you should get your diploma and graduate. 76% of African American boys do not graduate and the recruiter wants to remind the boys that they do not want to be a part of that percentile. My future prospects are significantly different because of the decisions that I have already made; but that does not mean that I do not...
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- Spring '11
- Want, Baraka School, Baraka boys