From omaha.com’s Black youths see faces of success, an article describing an African-American (only?) rally. The deal went down at Creighton University, “a Jesuit university, rooted in the Catholic tradition.”
The degree of challenge was reflected in one small group discussion when Douglas County Judge Darryl Lowe asked the boys whether they could find a gun if they wanted to settle a score. Half the hands in the room went up.
When he asked how many knew someone who had a gun, nearly every kid raised his hand.
“We’re losing people who look like you each week,” Lowe said.
Yet the formula for success isn’t complicated, he said.
“Read a book. Go to class. Dream,” he told them. “What you need is yourself.”