Monday, February 25, 2013
Today's picture shows the reading room at the Tuskegee Institute. It was taken in 1902. It is striking to me the differences between this picture and what you would find today. One of the things is that these people appear to be dressing for success. They are dressing like the people they want to become. One of the distressing things I find about many young people today is that somehow it has become cool to be a thug. You dress like a thug because you want to be a thug, because the thugs are the cool people. I am not exactly sure when that happened, but wish it were different. Yes, I have the privilege to work with some extraordinary young people, but I am distressed by what I see as a growing trend among young people to imitate behavior that is ultimately destructive to themselves and society.