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1 $$ TELLIN' IT RAW... $$ $$ KEEPIN' IT REAL $$ & 1

2 Reaching Your Hip-Hop Acculturated Client
Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals April 11-13, 2012 New Orleans P.O. Wallace Green, LICDC (216)

3 Today, Blacks comprise 62 percent of imprisoned drug offenders, though they are
only 13 percent of the national population. One out of every 115 black males enters prison each year on a felony drug crime, compared with one of every 1,150 white men, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Black youths are admitted to state correction facilities for drug offenses at 48 times the rate of white youths, according to a report by the Building Blocks for Youth Initiative. Bureau of Justice Statistics

4 There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.

5 Barriers to Effectiveness
Lack of cultural sensitivity, knowledge, awareness, and competence Not covered in your mandatory diversity training Brought on in large part by “political correctness” (National Maternal and Child Health Center on Cultural Competency, 1997).

6 The Death of Arthur Buford age 15
Define a “thug”. Nearly all compare a thug to trying to fit in. “He could have been in hard times and needed money.” “But they didn’t get anything. If they didn’t get anything, then it’s just a stick up and it’s not illegal.” Three agree with her. 9 of 17 hands go up / every hand goes up But you can’t have juvenile delinquency without 1st having adult delinquency Regina Brett, columnist Plain Dealer 5/16/07 The Lessons Learned Lost on Childhood

7 Bridges Out of Poverty Unwritten Rules of Survival
Subject Poverty Middle Class Wealthy Clothes, money, time, property, relationships, family, education, employment, language, etc Dreussi Smith, Terie. (2001). Bridges Out of Poverty. Highland : TX. Aha! Process, Inc.

8 Definition of Hip Hop A form of popular culture that started in the African American inner-city areas (Bronx), characterized by rap music, graffiti art, and break dancing. MCing, DJing, spit boxing, fashion, slang and style are also important elements of hip hop. The term has since come to be a synonym for hip hop music and rap to mainstream audiences.

9 Welcome to Death Row clip.wmv
Gangsta rap’s rise to power (Xenon Pictures)

10 Rise to Power 1986 – 100:1 crack cocaine law goes into effect
Dope dealers become dope boyz The underground economy exposed High profile Mafia Don John Gotti rises to power Snoop goes on trial for murder Street ‘Cred’ - violence sells

11 Salvatore Lo Piccolo: “The B.O.A.B.” Arrested November 5, 2007
BBC News –November 7, 2007(

12 Mafia Ten Commandments
No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it. Never look at the wives of friends. Never be seen with cops. Don't go to pubs and clubs. Always being available for Cosa Nostra- even if your wife is about to give birth.

13 Mafia Ten Commandments
Appointments must absolutely be respected. Wives must be treated with respect. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families People who can't be in: anyone who behaves badly / has no moral values.

14 T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. The Hate U Gave Little Infants F $%#! Everybody

15 Value Identification- 1) What do you value? 2) How can I tell?

16 ‘Re’ Habilitation (Thing of the Past) Middle Class Values (The Script)
Family Education Career Spirituality Security Freedom Health Property What made AA successful

17 The Client’s True (Hidden) Hip- Hop Values (Habilitation)
Tennis Shoes Clothes Cars Rims Music Sex (risky) Jewelry (fronts) Being ‘cool’ Women / Men Tattoos Props Fads Welfare Crime ‘Hit a Lick’ prison Slang Respect / ‘Props’ Quick money Working a ‘job’ Hustle Gangs

18 The Client is being “Played”
No matter how far down the economic scale the client might be, no one likes to be taken advantage of Clients’ values are all depreciating

19 Beer /Wine / Spirit Companies Car Dealers Check Cashing establishments
$ THE BILLION DOLLAR $ $ BENEFICIARIES $ Beer /Wine / Spirit Companies Car Dealers Check Cashing establishments Designers / Jewelers Phil Knight Hospitals (Interns) Human Service Workers Treatment Providers Drug Lords (not to be confused with dealers) The criminal justice system Police, prisons, courts, etc Rappers ALL TO THE TUNE OF over 100 BILLION PER YEAR THE CLIENTS ARE BIGGER THAN EXXON

20 Slang value depreciating
Vocabulary test The difference between words and language Game recognizes game

21 What do you get for $150.00?

22 FUBU the Original Design Idea
Neighborhood friends Daymond John, Carl Brown, Alexander Martin, and Keith Perrin established FUBU in John took out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s home in Queens, New York.

23 King baby is still sleepin’! The client’s world is OK
King Baby’s Bubble: Lookin’ good. Sumin’ ta drink. Sumin’ ta smoke. Sumin’ ta hustle. Sumin’ ta sex with. Some money to flash. Some boyz to hang wit. Car to drive. Music to blast. My worldz all right Soldier? In whoz army? Adopted from: King Baby, Tom Cunningham Hazelden books

24 We can see your values You are only telling yourself
Dress Code Who are you trying to impress and what can they do for you? Who is not impressed? You respect the streets more than the court?

25 60 billion for 2.2 million Prisoners -2006
What is your net worth? It costs $27, to house a prisoner for one year in a federal prison. To net the same amount you would have to be earning aprox. $35, per year. Question: Are you worth more behind bars, than on the street? 60 billion for 2.2 million Prisoners -2006

26 Your Hip Hop Stars Behind Bars

27 Poverty is not caused by lack of money
Poor Financially Poor skills Poor self discipline Poor impulse control Poor focus ability Poor delayed grat. ability Poor ability to reason Poor education Poor financial management The art of the Hustle

28 What are you investing in?

29 More Blacks and Hispanics Live in Prison Cells Than in College Dorms
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Sep 27, 2007 (AP)

30 Beer, wine and spirit companies know the MATHEMATICS OF ADDICTION

31 The Constitution of the United States of America
This is the rule book for the competition for goods and services. There is not enough to go around, period.

32 The R&R Tool Box Know your roll / Know your goal Know when to step in
Environmental control – Create dissonance Experience, knowledge, recommendations when asked. Create dissonance hold up the mirror Know when to step in Relationship – a dance, not a wrestling match

33 The R&R Tool Box Let the client take ownership
Let the client fill out all paperwork Progress notes, court reports, urine slips, discharge summaries They can write what they want (so can you) Takes away the secrecy Gives the client ‘buy in’

34 The R&R Tool Box Use unscripted questions
Is this the way you envisioned it? Rating scale questions followed by follow up questions The one thing that really gets on my nerves about this whole process is__ Who are you good for? We all have emotions it’s when they have us we are in trouble. When was the last time they had you?

35 The R&R Tool Box Learn the art of the deal Keep a job handy
Treat me like the dope man and not a dope Keep a job handy Keep greeting cards handy Call at odd hours Focus on the difference between problems and trouble

36 The R&R Tool Box Stay behavior focused Look out for the wind up
You can act your way into right thinking quicker that you can think your way into right acting Look out for the wind up Vocabulary Test The importance of language

37 Rounding out the tool box
Avoiding the ‘No Win’ situation Fighting the right war at the right time Right vs. Wrong / Success vs. Failure The client has to L.I./E. Learn Intellect over Emotion  The importance of discipline The ability to do what is in your best interest when you don’t feel like it

38 T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E: for real The belief that whatever damage I may do to others is OK because others have damaged me. I want what I want now and I don't care what I have to do to get it, or who I damage or destroy in the process. I feel no remorse, and regard conscience as a sign of weakness. I don't consider the future because I know I have none. When I die I will leave behind little copies of myself who will have to struggle with the thug lifestyle I've left behind. I will be mourned by none and forgotten by all, because it was easier to be a thug than a husband, father, brother, employer, employee, or friend.

39 T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E: for real You can wrap thug life in all the nickel slick sounding acronyms you want; it's still the way of the loser. Suburbanites, can ‘play’ thug life and go home to mommy and daddy when they get tired of it. Where will you be and where will your kids go when the thug lifestyle gets tired of you?

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