Posted August 12, 2014 by Victoria in Lifestyle

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown How is the Media Portraying Young African American Males? [Editorial] (Photo)

Did you ever think that what you wear could end up getting you killed? Simply due to the stereotypes people use to categorize others that look different from them. Or even the music that you listen to? This past weekend, African American males from all over have gone to social media to express their anger in stereotyping. Using the hashtags and title: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown “Which Picture Would They Use” comparing two different pictures. One picture depicting them as (people would say) professional and/or presentable while the other picture show them on a regular day or just on their leisure time. Who created these stereotypes? Will people ever stop stereotyping? How do you think the media would portray you if you were killed?

Source: EmpowerMagazine.com