Entrepreneurship is the Key To African American Advancement
I have been thinking about this a lot lately, how do we truly advance African Americans? I know about the work that is being done by people like the NAACP and law makers alike but call me old school but I think it require a bit more.
Education is that more. I know, that is something that you have heard many times but I promise to expound. Our education system was once great but today it doesn’t meet the requirements of modern success. The K-12 education system was developed to teach people how to be great workers and the problem with that today is that there are not enough jobs for those people which is evident in our current unemployment challenges.
The solution is to change the way we are educating our students. No longer should we teach our students to learn to follow rules and one day follow someone else’s direction but rather we must teach them to solve problems and one day gather others to help. To explain this in laymen’s terms we must teach African American children to be entrepreneurs which to many people is a scary thought but in a day when jobs are scarce for everyone the only answer is to create value and the way to do that is through solving problems.
Now this solution is not one just African Americans but the conversation did spring from the advancement of African Americans so that is the direction I took it. The teachings of entrepreneurship are key for anyone. Some people don’t do it because they don’t want to take the risk associated but we are approaching a day where we will all be entrepreneurs in one way shape or form and like anything else the early adopters will benefit from the mass change.
Please look at the infographic below as well, it is very eye opening