But I thought they wanted to become a hashtag. I think it’s the third most lofty ghetto accomplishment, behind only rap and sports. Though I don’t know if being RIP memorialized on t-shirts is higher or lower than becoming a hashtag.
Xavier Revell is 15, but with his frame he could be mistaken for a young adult. It’s an error that has cost other black teenage boys. A 2014 study published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concluded that black boys as young as 10 are more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime.