This documentary accompanies the book, "Black Masculinity in the Obama Era: Outliers of Society" (2014). Available at: amazon.com/Black-Masculinity-Obama-Era-Outliers/dp/1137436190
Dr. William T. Hoston's, "Black Dot in a White World" expands the discussion of the economic, social, and political plight of black males in the Obama Era. It features the likes of Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis; Educator, Dr. Steve Perry; Urban League President, Marc Morial; Rap Icon, Master P and his son, Romeo, and a host of others that discuss what it means to be a black male in the 21st century and the impact of living in the Obama Era.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, blacks were 13.6 percent of the U.S. population. Five percent of U.S. citizens were black males. Historically, racial discrimination and disparities have highlighted the struggles of black males. They continue to be policed at an alarming percentage, disproportionately incarcerated, disenfranchised by partial voting rights, and face institutional and systemic barriers that at times denies equal access to employment, job promotion and formal education. However, we can not ignore that many black males never get arrested, go to prison, they fulfill their civic duties, graduate from high school and college, obtain well-paying jobs and go on to live successful lives. There are examples of black males that have achieved.
In the era of the first black president, Barack H. Obama, this documentary explores the impact of the "Obama Effect" and whether the presence of a black male president has helped to reduce the negative perceptions of black males and increased black male achievement. In the documentary, black males were asked, “What does it mean to be a black male in the 21st Century?” From their responses, a substantial and controversial contribution to American discourse shaped by their perspectives was born. The content is raw, uncut, eye opening, and takes a no holds barred approach to gain the attention of a wider audience and greater majority of black males that could benefit from the content in such a documentary.
Thank you to all the participants in the documentary.
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Written, Produced, Directed:
Dr. William T. Hoston @DrHoston
Fresh Johnson @freshjohnson