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My name is Darrell I am a African American Kindergarten Teacher, I have been working in early childhood education for over 15 yrs. There is a great need for males especially minorities.
For children under the age of 6:
On average, they spend about two hours a day with screen media – the same amount of time as they spend playing outside, and three times as much time as they spend reading or being read to.
77% turn on the TV by themselves
71% ask for their favorite videos
67% ask for particular shows
62% use the remote to change channels and
71% ask for their favorite videos or DVDs.
Children at this young early age are exposed to negative images on Tv of the minority male. We are portrayed as thugs, pimps, hustler, abusers, rapist , thefts ……etc. To counter these negative images we need to show that the minority male is caring, nurturing smart and a positive role model.