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Young Black Man, In A Heartbreaking Video, Shares 16 Rules His Mom Makes Him Follow To Stay Safe.

Young Black Man, In A Heartbreaking Video, Shares 16 Rules His Mom Makes Him Follow To Stay Safe.

Black teen shares in a heartbreaking video about his experience as a young black man. He told about the 16 rules his mom laid out for him to follow to stay safe. The rules include everything from how to dress while driving a car to how to behave inside a store so you aren't suspected of stealing.

An 18-year-old boy from Houston shared a heartbreaking video on TikTok where he spoke about his experiences as a young black man. In the video, which has gone viral, the boy told about the 16 rules his mom has made him follow since his childhood in order to stay safe outside their home.

1. This 18-year-old boy named Cameron Welch posted the heartbreaking video recently on TikTok with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter as the protests emerged around the world against the murder of George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd has sparked protests around the world against racism and police brutality. Like many others, this teen from Houston also shared his struggle as a black man and shared a heartbreaking video on TikTok which went viral for all the right reasons. 

 

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2. In the video, the boy told the list of unwritten rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man in order to stay safe outside their home

 

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3. "Jus some unwritten rules my mom makes me follow as a young black man," Welch wrote in the caption with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter

The rules include everything from how to dress while driving a car to how to behave inside a store so you aren't suspected of stealing.

 

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These are those 16 rules that Welch's mom laid out for him to follow since he was a kid

1– Don’t put your hands in your pockets.

2– Don’t put your hoodie on.

3– Don’t be outside without a shirt on.

4– Check-in with your people, even if you’re down the street.

5– Don’t be out too late.

6– Don’t touch anything you’re not buying.

7– Never leave the store without a receipt or a bag, even if it’s just a pack of gum.

8– Never make it look like there’s an altercation between you and someone else.

9– Never leave the house without your ID.

10– Don’t drive with a wifebeater on.

11– Don’t drive with a du-rag on.

12– Don’t go out in public with a wifebeater or a du-rag.

13– Don’t ride with the music too loud.

14– Don’t stare at a Caucasian woman.

15– If a cop stops you randomly and starts questioning you, don’t talk back, just compromise.

16– If you ever get pulled over, put your hands on the dashboard and ask if you can get your license and registration out.
 

4. It wasn't only Welch who was taught these rules by his mom, many other  Black and Latinx TikTok users also commented under his video, sharing similar experiences

"The fact that our parents have to tell us this is sad," one person wrote. "We have to do this just to go outside."

 

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5. Someone commented, "When [white children] get 'the talk' it's about the birds and the bees, but this is 'the talk' we get."
 

Someone else said, "Got this talk at 10, and my brothers at 8 and 6."

 

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6. Some black parents shared their plans to have the same talk with their children

Someone wrote, "As a black mom of two, this is our unfortunate truth," while another added, "I've taught my boys the EXACT same things. I'm afraid for them."
“Saving this video for my future son,” one person wrote, prompting Welch to reply, "His future shouldn't be like this."

 

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7. Welch has this list of rules memorized since he was 11 only

He thinks now is the time to stand up against racism and to speak out about his experience as a young black man.

“In this moment in our country, it was necessary for me to use my voice, so I put out the video,” Welch said. “I wanted people to hear and understand the real truth of a Black man’s daily experience.”

 



 

 

8. Welch told what he and his friends say to each other after hanging out

"What do y'all say when y'all parting from somebody?" he asks in the clip. "Say you've been with your friends all day... what do y'all say? You say, 'I'll see you later'? 'I'll talk to you later'? 'I'll see you tomorrow'?"

 

TikTok | @skoodupcam 

 

9. He and his friends say to each other to stay safe

"Me and my friends, we tell each other, 'Stay safe'," Welch continued. "I just feel that's weird that we can't tell each other, 'I'll see you later', because to be honest, we don't really know when we'll see them again."

 

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10. He told what every black man thinks when going out from home

He finished the video by saying, "Every black man has that feeling of, 'Am I going to come home today?"


 

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Source: Diply, HuffPost

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