Central & Centennial High School students dispel stereotypes of young black males by showing the world swag includes suits and ties.
In today’s world, when you say the words “young black male” some people may envision a picture of a teenager dressed in what they call gangster or hood attire. It’s not the clothing by itself, but instead the stereotype that has been cast upon many youth coupled with the way their style that makes some think their choice of clothing instantly deems them as a bad seed.
Like many parents of young black males, I’ve made sure to show my sons the versatility and importance of being a well dressed man in a suit and tie while wearing the nice pair of Stacey Adams dress shoes to top it all off. They also know how to dress casually when hanging out with friends whether talking about the most popular track on the radio or studying the analytics behind the latest social media trends. Students at Central High and Centennial High Schools banded together to show this same mindset to the world in what they called a counter-narrative on black male students at a Black History Month Celebration. These young brothers take swag to a whole new level!