While Bill is several years older than me, both of us experienced the privilege of being raised and nurtured in extremely peaceful Nassau County communities by responsible, loving parents who placed the emotional well-being of their developing children ABOVE ALL ELSE!!!
Sadly, during the 80s-90s when I was a Brooklyn, NY cop, robbery and murder investigator I learned a significant number of American children are being irresponsibly raised, nurtured and socialized by SELFISH, immature, apathetic MATERNAL CAREGIVERS failing to realize that placing ABOVE ALL ELSE the EMOTIONAL WELL BEING of their child(ren) will most likely result with a fairly or wonderfully happy child maturing into a reasonably responsible teen and adult respecting themselves and their peaceful neighbors.
In my opinion, saturating a community with police is not going to address the core issue for why far too many of my neighbors of African descent are angry, depressed, frustrated, filled with rage and resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a childhood fraught with pain, struggle, fear, hardships, demeaning government handouts, anxiety and uncertainty.
Does the late Tupac Shakur, a popular American recording artist and victim of Childhood Trauma, Abuse & Neglect, offer a reasonable explanation for why significant numbers of American children are being impeded from maturing into reasonably responsible, well-adjusted American teens and adults who become scientists, engineers, business owners, educators and leaders?
Tupac Addresses African American Child Abuse/Neglect
Sadly, beginning at birth, significant numbers of American newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens experience OUR nation’s # ONE HEALTH DISEASE known as “Childhood Trauma”, which far too often seriously impedes their development for maturing into teens and adults who become responsible American citizens, parents and leaders.
Sadly, a significant population of American children are INTENTIONALLY, IGNORANTLY or RECKLESSLY introduced to what the late American recording artist and Childhood Trauma/Abuse/Neglect victim Tupac Shakur describes as “Th*g Life”, an acronym for:
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone”. ~Tupac on T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.
“We don’t need no more rappers, we don’t need no more basketball players, no more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers.”
“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that, we don’t need any more entertainers.“ ~Tupac Shakur
Tupac was well aware that not only are American kids being UNJUSTLY OPPRESSED and DEPRIVED from experiencing their full human potential, Tupac realized OUR NATION is being deprived of enjoying the potential achievements offered to ALL Americans by reasonably well adjusted kids maturing into responsible teens and adults who care about the future of OUR Nation.
Tupac is not alone in recognizing WHO is primarily responsible for neglecting his hungry belly, for failing to place his EMOTIONAL WELL BEING ABOVE ALL ELSE, as well as depriving his developing young mind from feeling SAFE, cared for and loved.
A growing number of concerned Americans are creating YouTube channels and social media blogs sharing their thoughts, concerns and opinions about WHO they believe is harming the image of responsible Americans of African descent, as well as harming OUR nation’s most valuable, precious and cherished assets, will NO DOUBT result with more happy children maturing into reasonably peaceful, responsible teens and adults caring about their own well being as well as the emotional and physical well being of their neighbors.
It is time to end “America’s War on Poverty,” correctly renaming our Nation’s expanding social disorder and # ONE HEALTH CRISIS known as CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, to
“America’s War on Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment”
I’m sorry to pick on moms, though since ancient times they are the primary caregivers we look to keep us safe, cared for and loved right from our start.
Doctors Ross and Dietz offer insights into how our Early Childhood Development plays a key role in determining the type of individual we mature into.
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to Childhood Trauma plays in the lives of Emotionally Troubled and chronically ill American teens and adults.
At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)
Black Women, Suicide, Depression, Self Harm & Mental Health; PSA from Abiola Abrams
Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV Video News April 2015
American (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
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