It’s a simple message, but is it a flawed message? The billboard shows us a graduate and a young man with saggy pants showing his underwear, but aren’t there students currently pursing degrees that also favor this look? The answer is yes. This is a fashion statement however ill conceived. Fred Davis a local Memphis businessman takes credit for the billboard and his motives seem to be admirable, but saggy pants are not the only enemy of the community. Yes, there does need to be a change of mind not only in the immediate community but in the broader community. Every kid wearing saggy pants is not a thug and every young man with a belt on his waist is not a scholar. Don’t get it twisted I am no proponent of the saggy pants, but I do know that this should not be the only factor that we view when assessing the value of our youth. The conversation needs to include more understanding than judgement. It is admirable that Davis has decided to stay within his troubled community, but one wonders will this facilitate more discussion or just be a source of short lived attention? Share your thoughts.
Show your Mind, Not Your Behind Memphis Billboard drawing national attention
By musesofamom, on September 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm, under Uncategorized. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, Fred Davis, media, race, racism, show your mind not your behind, television. 8 Comments
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