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The thug ‘life’ is based on lies

September 2, 2013
By ANDREW HERMAN - Community Columnist ( , Tribune Chronicle |

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summed it up, "Violence solves no social problems; it merely creates new and more complicated ones." Sadly, too many young people embrace "thug life" as a valid response to historical injustices. We could blame rap music, bad parenting, or our schools, but one thing is for sure, the "thug generation" has turned their backs on the nonviolent teachings of MLK.



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