Strawberry Letter

He Can't Get Rid Of His Hood Mentality

Dear Steve and Shirley, I’m a 28 year old married woman and my husband just turned 30. We have a great marriage, but I need you to help me settle an argument. We are both black, but we come from very different backgrounds. He was raised in a poor, urban area that was predominately black. I was raised in a middle-class suburb that was very racially diverse. I often have to tell him that certain things like wearing a du rag outside the house or blasting loud rap music is not acceptable at his age and in the community we live in now………
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