- Posted November 19, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Being black in 2012
Being the "Token Black Guy"
'Being black in America in 2012 means that you are allowed to be who you are. As the dream and the hope of the slave, it's our job to be the best you can. And that means different things to all of us. The most infuriating thing for me is when I tell someone that I am going to be a doctor or that I am in medical school, and they say "Oh really?" or some other surprised response, as if being black only allows me with so much achievement,' he says. 'As African-Americans, we come in all shapes and sizes, all temperaments and flavors, and we can accomplish anything.'
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer