I am willing to discuss racism and a more contemporary though less recognized form of UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION known as America’s expanding Culture of Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment responsible for significant numbers of popular American urban story tellers, music performers and recording artists of African descent traveling around our nation and beautiful tiny blue orb informing American kids and our foreign neighbors that American girls and women, aka the MATERNAL half of our population, should be viewed and treated as less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of basic human respect.
Then we can discuss why during the 60s my parents and most all my friends, neighbors and classmates residing in our L.I., NY suburb danced to, embraced, sang along with and celebrated the beautifully crafted American musical art created and performed by virtually ALL of our immensely talented American neighbors of African descent.
During the 60s & 70s the list of musically gifted American recording artists of African descent writing and composing music adoring, admiring, praising, wooing, lamenting, loving and respecting American girls and women was and remains seemingly endless.
Moving to TODAY’S world we can talk about the disappointment, anxiety, uncertainty and perhaps fear or PREJUDICE experienced by many responsible, loving, caring American moms and dads residing in all communities who feel they must protect their children and teens from listening to crude, nasty, anti-social, female-hating, ‘people & community’ harming behaviors that significant numbers of popular, seemingly emotionally ill or seriously disturbed American recording artists share in their American music art performances.
UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION whether in the form of racism OR childhood abuse, neglect and maltreatment should not be tolerated by a forward evolving society mostly populated by average and well above educated, caring, responsible human beings.
As for the notion of “white fragility.”
Perhaps I’d toughen-up, becoming a less fragile human if I was raised and nurtured in a community where many child, teen and adult residents fall asleep at night counting the number of nearby or distant gun-shots instead of sheep, or my personal fav, baskets full of Newfoundland puppies?
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.
Childhood Maltreatment and the Developing Brain – Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD
(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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