In this country, many blacks feel that education is the 'answer' to obtaining socioeconomic freedom. Thus, they go to college, immersing themselves in a great deal of debt, bust their butt to make good grades then get out. But when they get out, they have trouble finding jobs, often times settling for employment paying them significantly less than what they were expecting. And even as they move up the corporate ladder, they are not viewed or paid in the same manner as their white counterparts. Are we putting too much emphasis on education? Should we be more focused on teaching our kids how to embark on entreprenurial ventures? And when I say 'entreprenurial ventures' I don't necessarily mean a brick-and-mortar business (though the black community sorely needs these too). Thanks to the Internet, there are literally a wealth of legitimate things you could do, ranging from affiliate marketing (where you promote websites for companies such as Amazon), selling a service (such as word processing), to owning an online store which could be stocked using dropshipped products (you don't even have to carry inventory). I myself am experimenting with dropshipping and affliate marketing. These entreprenurial methods are low or no-cost; you could work at Mcdonalds and find success if you work hard enough and stick with it through the frustrations. Don't get me wrong, education is important. But a lot of blacks have lost a piece of themselves getting wrapped up into Corporate America's impossible standards. Imagine what could be accomplished socioeconomically if blacks put half of the time and energy towards starting their own business as they do trying to move up the Corporate ladder.