Teen Shares List of Rules His Mom Makes Him Follow as a Young Black Man | 22 Words

A teen has gone viral this week for an eye-opening video sharing the list of rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man.

Keep scrolling for the full video...

The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.

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Last week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.

George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...

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And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."

After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.

An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six years old.

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

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But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

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And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

But things have been quick to turn violent.

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Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

It's a truly terrifying time.

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But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

But, remarkably, they seem to be working.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.

Social media is playing a huge part in raising awareness surrounding the movement.

And it seems this week, one teen's TikTok has been making a huge impact. Keep scrolling for the full video...

Cameron Welch is an 18-year-old who lives in Houston.

Cameron took to the popular social media platform to share the rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man.

The video has since gone viral...

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Garnering a staggering 8 million views, at the time of writing.

Cameron explained that he wants people to understand the things his mom has to instill in him due to his skin color.

"I want people to understand the type of things my mom has to instill in me because my people continue to be judged by the color of our skin and not the content of our character, as Martin Luther King Jr. said. It is a required conversation our parents must have to ensure that we come home alive," he told Buzzfeed.

The message of his video is so important...

"Our voices are heard but not felt by the people. We endure too much pain and hurt to just be heard — we need you to feel just a fragment of what my people feel on a day-to-day basis in order to get meaningful change. I believe if you felt the bottled-up emotions of silence that our country makes us hold in, then we can make real change, because not one race should ever feel this way."

The video has had a huge impact on those who have watched.

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And it seems the message has resonated with other young black men.

Here are just some of the rules he highlights...

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Don't put your hands in your pockets. Don't put your hoodie on. Don't be outside without a shirt on.

He continues:

Check in with your people, even if you're down the street. Don't be out too late. Don't touch anything you're not buying.

Don't stare at a Caucasian woman.

Never leave the store without a receipt or a bag, even if it's just a pack of gum. Never make it look like there's an altercation between you and someone else. Never leave the house without your ID.

Don't drive with a wifebeater on.

If a cop stops you randomly and starts questioning you, don't talk back, just compromise. If you ever get pulled over, put your hands on the dashboard and ask if you can get your license and registration out.

Cameron highlights more in the full video, which you can watch below:

Keep scrolling to read about the influencer who posed in blackface to support Black Lives Matter and what she's had to say for herself...