Here’s The ‘Racist’ Billboard That Some Say Should Be in Every City in America

by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

A billboard put up  recently in an urban section of Memphis, Tennessee is generating controversy, although the man behind it said it bears an important message for young men in his neighborhood.

And many people agree with him.

The short and powerful message reads “Show your mind, not your behind,” and includes an image of a young Black man with sagging pants.

Take a look:

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Fred Davis, an insurance agent, said he decided to invest in a billboard because he wanted young black men to know when their pants are sagging, “It negatively impacts their future.”

And while some immediately attacked the ad, calling it “racist,” they were quickly informed that the man who purchased the ad is a Black businessman, who denounced the “thuggish mentality” among “too many” Black youths today:

“We didn’t fight for civil rights to end up with the thugs running around today”

This is awesome…

Davis also said the men who do this depict an image that relates to a poor education and a life of crime.

“If you want to be upwardly mobile, you can’t present that image to people who are qualified to make a decision about you,” he added.

“This is a very busy corner. I thought people who were driving by the neighborhood would get a chance to see my message,” said Davis.

Davis paid $6,000 to have the billboard erected and it stands just yards away from his office, where he said he fought shoulder to shoulder with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement.

“We didn’t fight for thuggish mentality, we fought to create for the generations who came behind us to move up a little higher,” he said.

“It’s sending the message, ‘You can achieve,’” he added.

Davis said if his message reaches only a few people, it’s money well spent.

H/T WAGA


  • Albert Schmitlap.

    Makes sense, MAYBE then we will have fewer Michael Browns and More Ben Carsons.

    • Brawndo

      Or even a few more Fred Davises.

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      • Willie Wonka

        take this crap off the legitimate story.

    • LSSLSM

      Albert you DO realize that Carson has said he has much in common with Al Sharpton, and, that Michael Brown should have never been shot but just simply arrested. . . .

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  • Scotty P

    A fashion trend started in prisons to give the signal that you’re open for business.

    A fashion trend adopted by the streets because those that wear it like that are incredibly stupid.

    • nonPC

      Maybe those on the streets actually are open for business too.

  • Cyclops

    It’s disgusting and I don’t take anyone seriously who wears their pants like that. Too many idiots doing it today. I was driving down the street and saw a couple of white kids doing it. Truthfully, it doesn’t matter if you are black or white – it lends an air of thuggishness to you and makes you less desirable to have around. No one wants to see your underwear.

  • Tarantula2

    Personally, I’m glad they’re doing it. It’s like a uniform, the uniform of the idiot. Makes it easier to pick the idiots out of a crowd…

  • WhatMeWorry

    Pull up your damn pants, you look like a retard. How is that racist?

    • Willie Wonka

      Niggers are sensitive when it comes to their wardrobe. Is that racist? I think Obama used the N word…..and he’s half white.

  • caligirl1960

    These kids have no clue that this trend came from prisons it was a signal that they were looking for a hookup! but kids saw this in a popular video and whamp there is! this gentlemen is doing a good thing

    • kittykat

      Maybe a billboard that shows prisoners with their pants hanging down and a statement that they are looking to hook up with other male prisoners would hit home to some of these little scumbags who think it’s cool. If they were told that hanging pants meant they were open for business, maybe they would think twice about doing it.

  • Chitcago

    Whenever I see those people, I get a sudden urge to yank their pants down.

    • loupgarous

      Why? Did you lose something in there? The last thing I want to see is some jerk’s backside.

  • Tamra Johnson

    Idiots…who in their right mind wants to see they dirty drawers??? Just trashy – and should be illegal! You can’t walk around in your underwear w/o being arrested!

  • Craig J. Bolton

    One can imagine this Groups reaction to a billboard that has a quoted slur about the character of “Illegals” followed by the statement “They said the same about your grandparents.”

    • kat747

      But our grandparents came to this country legally under the immigration laws and had identification papers to prove WHO they were. If our grandparents had to enter the USA LEGALLY then everyone has to come into this country LEGALLY. Some people may not have liked the idea of legal immigrants back in those days, but they were LEGAL. Some people don’t realize there is a reason for immigrants to come into this country and I bet you do not know what it is, do you ?

    • Ricky Lee White

      I’d bet that most of our grandparents came over here legally. I know mine did. My grandfather and great grandparents landed here in America on April 3, 1889. They came here on a ship named Sulea and hailed from the Hluboka region of the Czech Republic.

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  • Tim

    So what if the people on the billboard were white, then what?????

    • Willie Wonka

      Al Sharpton would be there, protecting the rights of white people.

      • Tim

        I literally laughed out loud….

    • loupgarous

      The guy with one cheek sticking out would still be an asshole.

  • Charlie1503

    Good for him!

  • Kenny Amos

    People who wear their pants like this,, makes it look like they are wearing depends underwear with a load of crap in them.. But idiots follow the stupid and look like fools…

  • blueeyes30

    LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • citizen

    The only thing racist about it is the pure hatred and scorn that uneducated black folk heap upon black scholars, lawyers, doctors, engineers, and conservatives for “acting white.”

  • BeAllYouCan

    Thank you Fred Davis for recognizing that this is the kind of message young men need to see and trying to relate a message of perception is reality to ALL young people. For to long they have been given a message of be who you want and expect no consequences if that person has not morals, ethics, or sacrifices to become what you are capable of becoming.

  • dindu man

    Everything is racist for liberals, they are like a broken record

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