Rap mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris sparked much needed dialogue on the current condition of black masculinity in America.
“Damn,” Harris wrote in the caption of a video he posted of psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing calling for black men to pull their pants up.
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I don’t blame the hood rat who dressed her son with his pants sagging and his drawers exposed, I blame hip hop and its poisonous influence on our culture. This photo of a toddler dressed in urban gear and holding a stack of cash big enough to choke a horse is making the rounds on the Internet. Influential rappers like Jay Z and Lil Wayne encourage our young men to continue dressing like slobs. Is it any wonder that the white community considers us to be a race of Thugs?