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Devasting Plight of African Americans

I believe that there is a devastating plight which faces African Americans of

today. It is a plight of self desecration, self abuse, and self defilement. African

Americans have prohibited ourselves from achieving massive success due to our comfort

with things the way they are. It is apparent we have the potential to succeed in every

aspect of life but problems such as drug abuse, proverty, homelessness, insufficient

education, and voter indifference plague us greatly. I believe that I can be part of the

movement which changes this and I believe Howard is where I can obtain the skills to do

Howard has the potential to be in the forefront of a movement which will catapult

the African American race into glory. Due to Howard University's diverse black caucus,

the best and the brightest of the African American community from all over the United

States have gathered here to become the leaders of tomorrow. I believe that in an

environment like this, enlightenment on a wide scale can begin.

In the past many have improve the state of the black community. The Kings and

the Mendelas of the past have been accredited to many sucesses for blacks as a whole. I

wish to achieve influence of that statuture not nesacarily through political means but by

first starting organizations or joining those already in effect that are devoted to the

betterment of our people. Through feasible ideas and goals I will help in changing our

community. The skills I, academically, acquire at Howard will, in the future, give me the

foundation needed to develope a non profit organization dedicated in helping urban

youth, especial the African American community.

Was it not African American youth of the past who were key in bringing about

change through the civil rights movement? I believe we too can change our future and

what better place to start then an institution filled with the most gifted b

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