“If I could offer a single prescription for the survival of America, and particularly Black America,” writes William Raspberry, a black columnist with the Washington Post, “it would be restore the family. And if you asked me how to do it, my answer—doubtlessly oversimplified—would be; save the boys.”
—quoted in Point Man,
by Steve Farrar, p. 32
Don’t use this as an excuse to not invest in the lives of girls.
Don’t use this quote (if your are white) to kid yourself into believing that this doesn’t apply to you.
Don’t throw this away because the author tells you that it is an over simplification.
Use it to galvanize your soul in doing everything you can do in your sphere of influence to help young boys grow up to be real men, not just boys in larger bodies.
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3 thoughts on ““Save the Boys””
Amen! In my own small sphere of influence I have seen the need for boys to be nurtured by men, especially godly men. There is only so much I can do as a woman to pour into the lives of these boys. What they really need is a man to show them what it looks like to be a man.
Cindy, I think the most significant prayer we can pray on this issue is that God would make mere males into godly men living passionately for and like Jesus.
What a powerful prayer! I’m in!