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  • Government Name: Anthony Williams
  • Register Number: 23830-112
  • Age:46
  • Time Served:13 yrs.
  • Home Town:Los Angeles, CA
  • Sentence:20 yrs.
  • Current Charge:Marijuana Distribution; Conspiracy to commit Armed Bank Robbery
  • Alias:G-Tone
  • Release Date:2019
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (Black P. Stone)
  • Circle of Influence:DJay, MEN STOP
  • Institution:USP Beaumont
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HBCUs: Are Young African Americans Disrespecting History?

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There have been shootings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) including a fatality at Texas Southern University and other shootings at Bethune-Cookman University, Hampton University, North Carolina Central University, Tennessee State University, Winston Salem State University.

Is it a coincidence or a trend?

I think the youth today are more apt to pull a gun than take an ass kicking. They think you are not a man if you lose a fight. They don’t understand you can’t win ’em all.

HBCUs were established due to the racism in the United States. They gave African Americans a means to become educated in states where Caucasians wanted African Americans to be sharecroppers, maids and butlers. Now today’s youth have become spoiled and forgotten about the struggle. What I mean by struggle is not a lack of finances but a lack of basic freedoms. Today’s youth don’t know what it is like to be refused service in a restaurant. They don’t understand being beaten to near death because of the color of your skin or lynched for looking at a white woman. They youth of today have no idea what our people went through for the freedoms they take advantage of at the same time they take for granted. And here they are disrespecting our HBCUs.

My daughter attended Texas Southern University and got jumped on by three girls. When I was first told of the incident, the first vision in my head was of a melee on a prison yard; most certainly not something that is suppose to go on on a college campus, especially one of our HBCUs.

I feel that our people have somewhat lost their way. We tend to ride on the backs of our ancestors and their struggles. Many feel that things are owed to us rather than continuing on and show people that we actually deserve it.

I as a parent and an African American man have to and will accept my share of the blame. By me being incarcerated, I have not been a model parent, nor have I been a productive citizen in my community. I aided in the destruction of my community and others abroad.  We as parents, and African Americans, need to step up and help these young kids understand the importance of attending college.

Youth of today: be a part of history. Change history. Don’t disrespect history.

Peace to those like Tom Joyner whose continuous support of HBCUs keep them relevant.

Stone Love,

G-Tone

  

2 responses to “HBCUs: Are Young African Americans Disrespecting History?”

  1. raymon says:

    I feel you bru I listen to tom joyner everyday when I got to go out and work he be talking some real stuff about life and its history I be trying my best to not let the past history of our culture make us in todays generation mad at whites and we as blacks start targeting all whites thats how I feel sometimes but having kids I got to as a man think better and do better to teach them

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