Thursday, December 4, 2008
British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng: Black men need role models
Leading fashion designer Ozwald Boateng is a national role model for the UK REACH program. REACH is a programme for Black boys and young Black men
A British Government report has said that black boys in the country are desperately short of good and positive role models, and therefore, end up being on the fringes of society.
According to a report in The Times, black boys tend to emulate role models who glamorise violence such as P. Diddy, Megaman and other rap stars, rather than role models worth emulating like of Sir Trevor McDonald or Nelson Mandela.
The independent Reach report, written for ministers by 20 leading experts in education and youth justice, called for a new generation of role models of black lawyers, doctors, teachers, ...