A thriving vehicle driven by todays black youth. Despite what people think the future is bright for the race of African Americans. If one thinks about how fast a come up we have made, one would see that the possibilities of a completely and seemlessly integrated society is not far away. Instead thinking of all the negatives, all cultures need to look at Blacks and see a race of people who 50 years ago had no civil rights, not to mention that our first 400 or so years in the Western World were spent in chains. Just think for a second. Black culture in America was established and continued for almost a half-millenium in bondage. We have been free from slavery for only 140 years. Just imagine if we'd been free as long as we were slaves. Yet our incredible progress gets overshadowed by the fact that we have the highest number of inmates in prison and other negative things like that. What's funny is that I hear mostly blacks spew out these statistics. We as blacks need to not only embrace our roots but embrage our incredible progress.