To honor Black History Month, filmmaker Janks Morton teamed up with the folks over at Black and Married With Kids to dispel some of the myths that continue to plague Black America.
In the first episode of the Truths You Won’t Believe, Morton broke down the false idea that there are more Black men in prison than there are in college, and in this clips he trains his stats on Black women.
While many buy into the negative images of Black women—baby mamas, ratchet, welfare queens—Morton argues that what we see on social media couldn’t be further from the truth.
According to the Department of Education, over 50-percent of Black women ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in college. Though more Black women are pursuing their education at higher rates than ever before, this is one statistic we won’t ever hear about on TV or in the mainstream media.
Morton explains why it’s so important:
“We need to take a moment and celebrate this historic achievement. CNN won’t cover this, FOX News definitely has no interest. If we do not begin to share our own stories, uplift and elevate our own accomplishments, then we are destined to continually see reruns of “Good Times”, Ignorant and Vile Rappers, denigrating reality shows and numerous other skewed portrayals of modern era Black Identity, further narrowing the perceptions of African Americans as the disproportionate exhibitors of least desirable behaviors in this society.”
Check out Truths You Won’t Believe and tell us what you think.