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Intelligent Young Black Men Use Music Video to Combat Stereotypes!!! [VIDEO]

Posted April 16th, 2014 @ 7:55am

Dozens Of Young Black And Hispanic Men From Central High School In Champaign, Ill., Got Their “Swagger On” In A Music Video Designed To Combat Negative Stereotypes About Minority Men, Who Are Frequently Portrayed In The Media As Violent Gangsters. The Honor Roll Students, National Honor Society Members & Future Leaders Came Together To Create “Suit & Tie In The 217” To Tell A Positive Story About Young Minority Males Tiffany Gholson, A Counselor Who Worked With The Young Men On The Project, Said “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,” Gholson Said. ”The Clip Even Got The Co-Sign From Mr. Suit & Tie Himself, Justin Timberlake. Timberlake Tweeted: This. Is. Dope. I’M Honored To Be A Soundtrack For This Type Of Positivity. ????

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