This Kid’s Stunningly Insightful Take on Personal Responsibility

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    The city of Highland, Mich., is riddled with drugs, poverty, prostitutes and general despair. The unemployment rate in Highland is 24 percent, more than three times the national average.

    Accordingly, any child growing up in the city will undeniably have a harder time making something of themselves and escaping the grips of poverty.

    But the inspiring young members of the rap group “Beasts of the Beat” say they control their own destiny, and their daily choices will determine whether or not they will be just another “statistic” or successful in life.

    Beasts of the Beat was formed at Northpointe Academy, where a 25-year-old music teacher, Joe “Mr. V” Vercellino, is changing the lives of his students.

    In a video report from WJBK-TV, some of the members of the group offer incredibly insightful thoughts on growing up in poverty and how every kid still has to make his or her own decisions. One of the rappers in the group, Deshawn Blair, likely stunned the camera crew as soon as he opened his mouth to talk about the area he’s growing up in and his own personal responsibility.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...-change-to-the-world-if-enough-people-listen/
     
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    The music teacher goes on to say at the end of the video that it is not so much about creating a rap group as it is creating men.
     

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