As long as those tweens aren't causing mischief I don't see a problem. Believe it or not, tweens are people too. The hair/nails people...would you believe that although they may be scary, they may just not want to be categorized in the same group as you "normal" people. There's a difference between the as you call it Gangstas...and those people who just wear the baggy shorts. And those people who haven't been to town in awhile...thank God they are still able to get around!Too many parents dropping their 11 and 12 year old tweens for the mall to babysit. Too many folks with matching black hair and nails. Too many gangstas and too many folks that apparently ain't been to town in a while. These are the reasons I avoid the mall.
Honestly how can people be so stereotypical. Why can't we realize not everyone is exactly like us, why do we expect everyone to conform to us? God made us all different and I'm personally glad he did. I for one don't want to be like anyone who doesn't accept others for who they are and not what I expect them to be.