James Alexander 5pts When are we going to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility? Black teens are shutting themselves out of the job market and it's mainly due to their appearance and their lack of basic communication skills. The appearance of Black teens is deplorable and frankly I don't blame employers who won't hire them. Sagging pants, tattoos, piercings and multi-color hair along with the fact that they can't fill out a job application properly is what's keeping them unemployed. Nobody wants to go into a restaurant and see employees with their draws showing, rings in their nose and coming out their head and tongue. There are plenty of jobs for Black teens that look and act like they have some sense and proper home training.