Dale and rossb,
I think you two are side stepping the real issue. If I stand across the street from John Doe’s house with a sign that says “I’m going to be the daylights out of John Doe” I will in all likelihood be given a citation for disorderly conduct. If I and five friends walk across the street and beat John Doe so bad he lapses into unconsciousness, we will be arrested for assault and battery. We will then be put in jail. And, it won’t have anything to do with my skin color. We will be in jail because we caused physical injury to another.
The older we get, the more excuses we make for not chasing after our dreams. But truth is, goals are attainable at any age.