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African-American youth currently have the highest rate of unemployment in the U.S.

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African-American youth currently have the highest rate of unemployment in the U.S.
Throughout the duration of our lives, we gained a great deal of knowledge as to what the key
factors are that drag us to the depths of society. Whether derived from a cultural and or social
setting, habits and ideas such as “saggin” and broken English are extracting the beauty and
power which our race possesses.
Despite the endless efforts they’ve taken to plead their case that “we’re grown,” the situation
remains the same. However, nothing beats a failure but a try. Still, many African American
youth are unable to muster up the energy to try and give even an ounce of effort toward acting as
adults would. In a nutshell, this is sheer nonsense, stupidity and lunacy.
Everyone ought to take a deep breath and analyze themselves, from time to time. Whenever
anyone is among the public and or body of people, their aim is to appear tried and true. Your
image alone can write a book about you. Most will declare they do not care about their image,
but if you do not care, you do not care about yourself.
Let’s talk about “saggin”. The word spelled backwards reads, “nigg*s”. When you take the time
to analyze this, it serves as a revelation to me because it is happening every day.
Our mothers have told us that our mouths can get us in trouble, but I address the unaddressed –
it’s in our blood. Anytime you have the audacity to “sag” your pants, you are missing something
and that something is order. Additionally, when you care about yourself, you will not allow
yourself to be viewed by the world as useless or just another statistic. Often times, I stare in
dismay because this is MY people behaving this way.
Another question: Since when have males begun dying their hair with colors of the rainbow?
You’re a male, but this is a feminine approach in building a persona. If everyone on Earth can be
categorized as women, it goes without saying this would bring imbalance. Men should reflect
strength as leaders of families and their communities. As a man, you don’t ever want to be
known as “soft” or “weak,” and I’m not speaking on how many one-armed push-ups you can do.
You don’t want to be taken as a joke when it comes to your strength in standing for what you
trust in and what is right. When a male dyes his hair this symbolizes a lack of strength.
Verbiage is essential in communication, regardless of the language. If you cannot communicate,
you are simply unheard. Some of us can speak proper English, and some can’t. However, some
of those who can speak proper English are not speaking at all. They would rather mumble and or

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utter sounds instead of pronouncing words correctly. If you didn’t know better, you would swear
they were humming. You could classify this as ignorance, but they are fully educated on how to
speak grammatically correct; therefore, that makes this idiocy. It also shows a lack of
intelligence. Open your mouth and speak.
The genre of music accepted and loved by African American youths of today is Hip Hop/Rap.
Due to the evolution of this art form, the sound and value of this music has transformed into a
platform stressing murder is perfectly fine. They are killing themselves. Some males hear this
music and feel the need to act it out, which causes multiple problems including death. And you
wonder where so many criminal cases come from? They must break away from negativity and
prove their endowed worth.
Though it may seem as if African American males are the main source of the problem in our
community, there are some females who engage in these exact same activities. Luckily, there are
some ladies who do not, and strive to steer clear from this way of life. Still when it comes to
looking for a male companion, I have seen some of the most beautiful and intelligent women
settle for less.
The standard for what is considered “ok” or reasonable in terms of a mate is at an all-time low
for African American women. People should want the best out of life, not just the bare
minimum, and that relates to everything including your significant other. Why should a woman
want a man who can barely speak English and wears his pants around his ankles? Some young
women are not only attached to men like this but are excited by them because they do not know
any better. They don’t know what a real man is. They must be introduced to how a real man
behaves.
In conclusion, African American adolescents can be so much better if they just try. I understand
some are accustomed to this way of life and thinking, but they have to break through these
barriers. They are the future, but as of right now, tomorrow would be a sad place to be if these
behaviors continue.
Just take life one day at a time. They can take the dark clouds of shame and hopelessness and
turn them into rays of sunshine for a better future. It is my hope that they start to change things
for the better.
I come as a brother…

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