Snoop Dog must have smoked some bad bud when agreed to perform in Wiggle Wiggle.
If somehow you haven’t heard, the song is a recycling of back of the bus hit, Our teach is a nut, she has a rubber butt classic, paying tribute to the monster booty, viewing it as a status not a fat-us symbol.
Now, I have always hated being a part of the Big Body Part Club. Those lyrics would never be written about a white girl. She’s too busy pouring herself into spandex and mainlining Slim Fast to enjoy the DNA God blessed her with.
My 16 year old niece, the princess of swag, summed it up better than an overeducated Psychologist. “A black girl views more b’dunk in her trunk as an asset.”
True. Girls of color, especially those from lower income neighborhoods, raise the roof when it comes to self esteem.
Here’s what the super brains say:
Suicide rates are lower among black adolescents than whites, those living in low income households have the lowest incidents. http://www.ur.umich.edu//0809/Mar02_09/10.php?print
Black teens are less likely to get plastic surgery. According to recent data from Plastic Surgery ,org, whites are the most likely to go under the knife
Caucasians (10.2 million) 7%
Hispanics (1.6 million) 1%
African Americans (1.2 million) 6%
Asian Americans (980,000) 21%
Teen Parenting viewed as a confidence boost.
In an older study old enough to be a teen itself, black/african teens view being an unwed mother as an improvement in their status or respect while their white counterparts may view pregnancy as a reduced social class or job preference. (read more in Promises I Can Keep).
Yes, you read that correctly. The very thing we try to prevent young girls from experiencing in our urban outreach programs is actually building self esteem.
The tough issues of the inner-city create tough skin that bloom into a healthy self esteem.
Yes, that’s over simplifying a lot of data, from super-sized rumps to teen mama drama. But there is a lot to be learned from these stellar young ladies. A faith based program should help build self esteem with urban teen females.
As TastyFaith gives some of our urban youth ministry lessons a face lift, we want your input on how to deal with teen pregnancy in a positive way, not just an ineffective abstinence program that was designed for a different demographic.
So what have you done in your program to help –not scold–the teen mom?