I do not hear any prominent elected voices in the Republican and Democratic parties in plain English directly addressing, America’s expanding and shameful National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Poverty, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on.
Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, PATIENCE and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult.
However, what I do see is some citizens embracing Republican values speaking out about this serious social issue, while virtually all Democrats, whether elected officials or ordinary citizens, WILFULLY IGNORE or FIND WORDS to justify females subjecting their children to child abuse/neglect AND creating poverty when they irresponsibly build families before acquiring practical skills, PATIENCE, and the means to raise, nurture and supervise a child who experiences and enjoys a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.
Has anyone seen the Facebook image of Baltimore Mom of the Year’s teen son Michael smoking a blunt with one hand while holding a semi-automatic pistol in his other hand?
If Ms. Graham had built a smaller family she could more easily provide for and supervise, would Michael and her five other children been spared a life of hardship and struggle they were/are subjected to due to Ms. Graham’s in-explainable decision to build a large family while depending on her neighbors to provide financial support to raise her kids who experience a minimal existence?
As for the black vs white or white vs black mentality…more evidence of human ignorance for failing to recognize we are one species…The Human Species!