“Being born a black male in today’s society I have had to live with the many stereotypes that come with it. Living with thought I have to dress, speak, or present myself in a certain way, just because of the color of my skin. This stereotype is just one of the many things I have had to deal with growing up. I have found it difficult to get away from this without being ridiculed or thought of as weird by others, but once I decided not to portray this stereotype created by society, I began to truly understand myself and the person God created me to be. I am confident in who I am and I refuse to conform to the image society has created for me, to become a walking stereotype would be denying the very characteristics that make me unique and I will never do that for anyone. I believe that no one should have to conform to what the world thinks they should be. Why should anyone be forced to fit into a mold when they were meant to break it?!.