Born Fighting an Uphill Battle

The Misunderstood Black Male




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781425105150

About the Book

Born Fighting an Uphill Battle...

If you're a young African-American male today, you're more likely to grow up in a single-parent home, drop out of school, go to prison, or die from a gunshot wound than any other ethnic group in the United States. And if you're a good kid? You're likely to be perceived as stupid by your teachers, and people still are going to cross the street when they see you coming.

It's almost enough to make you give up. After all, what's the point?

Author Keith Horton has been there. And he's here to tell you there IS a point. So the odds are stacked against you. So what? Born Fighting an Uphill Battle is a realistic, no-holds-barred look at dealing with the challenges every young African-American male faces today--and at how to overcome those challenges. Keith offers hope and encouragement to the young men society has written off--and shows how they can become successful, happy, fulfilled African-American adults.

About the Author

Keith was born and raised in Georgia and is a product of the Georgia Public School Systems. He is the only child of Arthur and Pat Horton of Albany Georgia and was active during his childhood in church and sports activities. He earned a football scholarship to Albany State College in 1982 and played one year before accepting a three year R.O.T.C. scholarship. After graduating from college, he was commissioned in the United States Army at the rank of Second Lieutenant. Keith married Lisa Poller in 1989 and they were blessed with two children, Laura and Aaron. In 1996, he completed a masters program at South Carolina State University in Individual and Family Development. Keith devoted a substantial amount of his off duty time mentoring "at risk" young men before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He now works in the public sector and is active in his community.