Black Community Should Encourage Trade Schools as Much as Colleges

Educator and orator Booker T. Washington once said, “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”

As a youngster, I didn’t agree much with Washington, but now as a grown man I understand his practicality when it comes to choosing a profession in life.

African-American parents and grandparents should begin encouraging their children to consider trade schools as much as they do colleges because blue-collar jobs might change the financial fortunes of the community because the jobs are in the blue-collar sector.

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