Drayton grew up in an underprivileged neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia. Despite overcoming the economic and social handicap that are oftentimes associated with the lack of privilege, Drayton experienced racial profiling first-hand on multiple occasions throughout his life.
To those young Black youth who Drayton mentors, here's some of the advice he offers in his book, Succeeding While Black: A Blueprint for Success:
- Get back to the basics regarding hard work, commitment, and respect in today’s workplace.
- It’s OK to be smart in school and getting good grades.
- Instead of athletics, focus more upon academics.
- The military provides critical lessons about structure and discipline that all parents should implement.
- Black male mentors, especially in Black, underprivileged communities, are crucial in the upbringing of Black youth.
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