Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect
If I was an American of African descent interested in improving my family’s quality of life and making sure they experience a safe, fairly happy, prosperous life, I would vote for the candidate who loudly, forcibly and compassionately speaks about decisively taking action to end America’s National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect that for decades has deprived untold American children from experiencing a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.
It’s going to take guts to look in the eyes of a small population of depressed, poor Americans, telling them they need to become better moms for their children.
America’s National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect is real, it is in our faces, it has filled our prisons with depressed people, many who wish they were never born.
Tupac was in his early 20s when he wrote, “That’s Just The Way It Is” (aka Changes):
“I see no changes
I wake up in the morning and I ask myself
Is life worth livin’ should I blast myself?
I’m tired of bein poor and even worse I’m black
My stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch”
Victims of Child Abuse:
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 of 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”