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    Why do some black male teenagers walk forward with a sort of left-to-right rocking motion? Is this a recent innovation?

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    Name : Laurie, Gender : Female, Age : 56, City : Boston, State : MA Country : United States, 

    Linda K.

    Laurie I have been observing this for well over a decade. It is a distictive ghetto walk, akin to Eubonics, an identity of pride I believe.

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    Name : Linda K., Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Religion : Buddhist, Age : 64, City : Essex, State : MA Country : United States, Occupation : artist, musician, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Lower middle class, 


    This is not a recent phenomenon, it has been going on for decades. I think that they think it looks cool, although, some of them look like they have some kind of neurological problem.

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    Name : Johanna28879, Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 45, City : Stroudsburg, State : PA Country : United States, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 


    I believe it’s known as a ‘pimp roll’. It began in the 70’s as a result of ‘blacksploitation’ movies. It’s a way of ‘parading’ in public and showing outward confidence and being ‘cool’.

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    Name : Edward, City : London, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, 


    I think its more of a swagger in black males then anything. Being black I do have a more of a swagger like I’m the finest person in the world. I do not no if other races do it, but blacks do it because we have a certain swagger about us.

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    Name : Deirdre, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : black and white, Religion : Baptist, Age : 19, City : Greeneville, State : TN Country : United States, Occupation : Student, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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