Irish wrote:For the twentieth time, the diverse amount of people (violent, non-violent, white, black, asian, etc etc etc) that in some way wears hip hop clothing completely diminish any point people have when they say "that person is dressed like a thug, so they probably act like one". This isn't racism, this is retardism, cause you gotta be retarded to think a sideways hat and a pair of baggy jeans makes someone more prone to illegal acts. Especially when there are thousands of illegal acts going on by guys in suits right now.
Gotta disagree here too. The way you dress generally speaks about the environment you live in - who your idols are, the music you listen to, the type of things you cherish or the type of actions you hold in high regard. You can believe me or not, but generally speaking, a person who dresses in Hip Hop clothing listens to rap and R&B music. Rap and R&B music have a distinct tone and message that prevade the majority of that genre of music. This directly influences those who listen to it. Same can be said for Country, Hard rock, techno, etc.
If you dont think people can be judged fairly accurately by the clothes they wear and the music they listen to along with other outward signs of what makes that person, then I cant help you.
One thing to note - no one is saying that EVERYONE who dresses like a gangster is a gangster. However, it would also be erroneous to think that the person who dresses like a gangster is just as likely to commit a crime as someone with a nun's flock on.
One day you will come to realize that people judge you constantly - and you do the same to them. Strengthening who you are on the inside is all well and good - but its your outward actions that tell a good portion of who you are on the inside.