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Houston teen’s viral post of unwritten rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man

HOUSTON – At only 18-years-old, Houstonian Cameron Welch has gone viral with a single upload to Tik Tok.

The social media app is normally known to show funny dance challenges or silly voice overs, but Cameron used his platform for a different reason this time; to share the harsh reality of what it’s like growing up as a young, black male.

Cameron joined in on the conversation to talk about his post, (that currently has almost 12 million views) where he lists a few unwritten rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man.

He says his main goal in posting these things is “to understand that no one should live like this, and that we need to bring change.”

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Jus some unwritten rules my mom makes me follow as a young black man ##fyp ##blacklivesmatter

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Here is the list of rules Cameron outlines in his post:

– Don’t put your hands in your pockets

– Don’t put your hoodie on

– Don’t be outside with no shirt on

– Check in with your people, It doesn’t matter, even if you’re down the street

– Don’t be out too late

– Don’t touch anything you’re not buying

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

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

– Never leave the house without your ID

– Don’t drive with a wife-beater on

– Don’t drive with a du-rag on

– Don’t go out in public with neither

– Don't ride with the music too loud

– Don’t stare at a Caucasian woman

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

– If you ever get pulled over, hands on the dashboard, and ask could you get out your license and registration


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