A Matter of Opinion regarding Male Underachievement
Male underachievement continues to thrive mainly in part because of the toxic notions about masculinity which permeate entire communities, not only in Jamaica but on the global scale. Disturbingly, this is reinforced by a popular music culture that often celebrates law-breaking. Boys who display school smarts are often ridiculed as effeminate by peers and even adults in areas where academic excellence by males is typically devalued.
It's almost as if manhood and masculinity have been hijacked by a thug culture far removed from education.