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Dignity And Pride

How do you greet your brother? You give Dignity And Pride, or as we say today, you give him some DAP.

Dap is a friendly gesture that conveys “hello”, “farewell”, “agreement”, or “solidarity” between two people.
In the early 1970’s, African American soldiers returning to the States from the Vietnam War brought home battle scars, a sense of pride, and a soon to become popular handshake that held meaning far beyond the naked eye.

For the black soldier in Vietnam, DAP was the unofficial nonverbal cue for “You and I are brothers. I will die for you. And I will see you back in the world.” It was a symbol for "I have your back and you have mine."

Today, it is the official handshake of black men in the western hemisphere. 
And thank God, it still means the same thing.
The Dignity And Pride Dap Tee will release tomorrow, 2/29 at Grinmore, and


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