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Do you agree kids are thugs? Or that some kids are thugs?

I have heard and seen many people lately calling kids thugs. Or what they consider to be bad kids, they call them thugs. The thing is they might not have done anything wrong. They may be dressed a certain way that appears to them to be "thug" like but not actually behaving in a manner that is bad. So what is a thug to you? Can a thug be a kid in elementary school?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Dec. 14, 2013 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (16)
  • this is a name i try not to use...whether ppl admit it or not it has a racial and sometimes social economic status attached to it. kinda like calling someone ghetto or white trash. a thug is almost always a poorer black young man who is dressed in a way many black young men in the hood dress. often the person using thug as a negative has no idea the character of the kid, but just doesnt like the way they dress (and are probably fearful of them). its gotten so bad that just wearing a hoodie and slightly baggy jeans has ppl calling you a thug. sure theres the extreme underwear showing like in anon's pic, but ive heard it for black young men dressed in slightly loose comfy clothes.

    ive met kids who dress "thug" and they have been some of the nicest, most intelligent kids. dont judge a book by its cover, and all that jazz.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:38 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • thugs are thugs.... age is irrelevant


    Answer by Crafty26 at 12:19 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • If you present yourself as a thug, you get treated as one.
    Same with white trash

    Answer by funlovinlady at 12:24 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • Dress the part, walk the walk, talk the talk.
    If it looks like a duck....

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:45 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • IMO, it's not just the hoodies, backwards ball caps, & sagging pants- it's an attitude.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:04 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • Yep, the cloths and attitude together makes you a thug.

    Answer by louise2 at 1:09 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • what mrsmom said

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 1:12 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • Some kids are thugs, some adults are thugs. But, not all kids are thugs & not all adults are thugs.

    Answer by 3libras at 2:13 PM on Dec. 14, 2013

  • I think actions make you a thug. not what you wear....

    Answer by older at 7:57 AM on Dec. 15, 2013