This person's assumption is one of the reasons I am doing the project. An assumption that Black people are lazy is why there is much talk and money thrown at the issue of drop-out rates amongst Black males but little real effort to correct the matter. Money and talk without effective implementation will not correct the matter. My work ethic is similar to that of many single parents and some two parents homes in Mississippi, we work. I would work from dark to dark with a 1.5 hour commute. In such an environment you find children left to their own machinations, you find "Lord of the Flies".
Sadly, I did not see my errors until too late. I shall continue to work to get funding for this project because it is important to hear these stories and to then create effective solutions. I move past the assumptions of others to the mitigation of the drop-out rate in Mississippi.