IS THIS HORRIFIC CHILD ABUSE, MINIMAL CHILD ABUSE, OR ACCEPTABLE CHILD ABUSE?
This is NOT a question about a music performer, this question HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MUSIC!
This IS a question about EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT.
In his 2015 Grammy award winning rap performance, “I”, American Rap Performance Artist Kendrick Lamar reveals, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”
In a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview (Google search), American rapper and 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, born in 1987, the same year songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy award, he told the interviewer:
“Lamar’s parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. “My mom’s one of 13 [THIRTEEN] siblings, and they all got SIX kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton,” he says.”
“I’m 6 years old, seein’ my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin’ dope in front of the apartment. My moms and pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”
In your opinion, is it possible a child raised by “living wild” parents could develop into a emotionally damaged, troubled teen/adult who resents his or her parents for introducing them to a life that is/was NOT safe for them or their developing brothers and sisters?
Could a developing child raised and nurtured like Kendrick, develop into a depressed, angry teen who believes he has been deprived of an Average Joe childhood, resulting with the teen venting his anger and frustrations on his peaceful neighbors?
Is it possible some or many kids raised and nurtured in the “living wild” environment Kendrick describes might cause some police to fear for their safety, resulting with some cops using excessive force because they fear being physically injured or worse by depressed, angry, unsupervised children raised and nurtured by “living wild” caretakers?
Especially officers (humans) who on a daily basis witness the fear, sadness, emotional trauma and physical pain caused to peaceful people (humans) in Kendrick’s community by PARENTS who slowly condition their children to embrace and accept the “living wild” (human) lifestyle Kendrick writes about being victimized by?
Is Kendrick wrong for believing his brothers and sisters, cousins, neighborhood friends, elementary and JHS classmates (developing humans) were deprived of experiencing a safe, fairly happy Average Joe or Josie American kid life by the “living wild” lifestyle that he speaks about being raised and nurtured in?
Do you believe as I, that SYSTEMIC CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT is the primary cause for most all the pain, struggle, hardships, anger and frustrations some or many of our American neighbors experience from childhood through adulthood?
If you do believe Child Abuse and Emotional Neglect are responsible for Kendrick and many American kids being deprived of experiencing a safe, fairly happy childhood, should the two most powerful voices in the United States of America, (POTUS/FLOTUS) aka “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”, bravely and freely address the issue of children being deprived of their inalienable right to experience a safe, fairly happy American kid life?
In the 20th century American Society addressed the human ignorance of racism by creating laws to educate and eliminate this ignorance.
In the 21st century, should society strengthen child abuse laws to educate and help kids like Kendrick, Tupac Shakur and many others experience a safe American kid life?
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds from the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”