Despite the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge, now viral on social media, there is another challenge gaining widespread fame.
Enter the “Pull Your Pants Up” Challenge. Malik King is a Marine who loves his country and cares about its citizens. He has a challenge for the young people of today.
Although King did not come up with this challenge originally, a friend of his was challenged by the original challenger, Charles Patrick. With over 68,500 shares on his video alone, King has been a key part in making this challenge go viral.
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After issuing the challenge, King brings up the issue of racial profiling and how it seems cops continue to target young, black men.
“But what we don’t want to focus on is what we’re doing to contribute to the problem – even if just a little bit. We need to start thinking about how we represent ourselves, how we talk, how we act, how we deal with police. We need to stop talking, acting, and living like thugs, and start talking, acting, and living like men. Stop making the conscious decision to fit the description.”
To have an inspiring, patriotic, young, black man issuing this challenge must be a part of why this video is making its rounds on social media. The young members of our society would do well to heed his words.
Here is the original “Pull Your Pants Up” Challenge:
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