High School Teens Defy Black Male Stereotypes W/ Suit & Ties [VIDEO]

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Contrary to what you may see on the regular.. not all young black teenagers are sagging!

A group of male high school students from Illinois created a video to highlight this very fact and it has gone viral!!

WordonDaStreet reports:

Black male students at Illinois’ Central High School put together “Suit & Tie in the 217″ to offer a counter-narrative for young black men. They released a video of students dressed to the nines with the messages “we are not gangsters and thugs,” “we are employees and volunteers,” “we are scholars” and “we are athletes.”

“The negative stories told daily in the media and in our culture about our young African-American men tend to ignore their successes and don’t tell the full story about how young Black men are becoming leaders within our community schools,” said Central High counselor Tiffany Gholson, who worked with the students on the effort. “In this video, our students reclaim the narrative of who they are and inspire other students to follow in their footsteps.” – Via NewsOne

 

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