I certainly see how Black men can get caught up in the cycle. Of course there are several Black men who are doing what they need to do, who are in the right positions, and who are really pushing us forward. But then again I do recognize that there are a lot of African-American males who maybe aren’t doing as much. Maybe they feel as they though they can’t.
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Create a network and connect with individuals in the field. Your grades are important, but making your presence felt is the most crucial factor. And add as much experience as possible to whatever education you access.
I think more minorities in the field would definitely be a blessing. There are so many opportunities out here now and people are realizing that there isn’t diversity; so they want to embrace it.
If you really want to be an engineer, look into what you want to do and what actual route you want to go into before you get into college.