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“First of all, there are fifty-eight slaves on this plantation who are lighter than some of the whites in this room. These so-called ‘passers’ will be hated for being too ‘white’, or ridiculed by their own by not accepting their black partition. They can mingle among us or be stoned by us as well. When slavery ends, what do we do with these…
Born in the small town of Orangeburg, SC there was little for the youth to do and limited opportunity for growth. Demetrius turned to drugs, crime and alcoholism as a means for excitement. At the point of no return, and the brink of insanity incarceration became his wake up call. After serving four years in prison, Demetrius returned to society determined to live a positive and more productive life.
With a renewed spirit and a better outlook on life, Demetrius had a mission to jump starting his career. Through life lessons, Demetrius was able to rise above the stereotypes of recidivism statistics to be a successful leader and mentor to many whom he comes in contact. As he continues to coach and develop his staff, Demetrius has been blessed with the opportunity to further his career and personal development, as well.
Demetrius is currently the District Manager of the North Carolina and South Carolina regions of a popular urban retailer. Demetrius is married and has two beautiful daughters and a nephew whom he has embraced as his own. He and his family resides in the North Carolina area. Demetrius is active in his church, and participates in local community outreach programs. Demetrius is resilient in his unwavering message of eliminating excuses, and teaching others to focus on what you could do differently to change the outcome.