The first picture on the left is a negative stereotype that is true for many but not all African American men, one that emphasizes the black men don't full take responsibility for their children and are forced to pay child support. Secondly, a lot men in general not only African American men think that they are "players" someone who sleeps with as many women as they possible can. The general public on the other hand thinks that we all smoke because there are some who portray that .On the contrary our mothers think the world of us and MOST believe that we are here doing what we sent here to do. Likewise our friends and close associates know only what we tell them which is often times little to nothing. Therefore their opinions are based solely on the activities that you both participate in such as basketball. Finally what we actually do varies from person to person but the majority of us attempt in various change or impact the world in some shape, form, or fashion.