With all due respect, let us not forget in 1985 the late Tupac Shakur, a popular American recording artist, urban storyteller, admitted street thug and THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, a victim of an expanding Culture of Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment, was a depressed young American teen waking with thoughts of “blasting” himself before leaving his crib to snatch a peaceful neighbor’s purse for funds to feed his NEGLECTED, hungry belly.
Tupac possessed insight to recognize, as well as the strength to speak out about a significant population of American children INTENTIONALLY, IGNORANTLY or RECKLESSLY being introduced to what Tupac, describes as “T.h.u.g. L.i.f.e.”, a child harming concept he so dearly believed in Tupac had those letters BOLDLY tattooed across his one NEGLECTED, hungry belly.
“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, IMPEDED 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.
Heeding Tupac’s words, as well as the thoughts, concerns and/or pain shared by the growing numbers of average Americans who felt compelled to record and share on the Internet their 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.
There is no doubt depressed, emotionally tormented, late American recording artist Tupac Shakur, whose life was taken from him by OTHER depressed, angry victims of Childhood Trauma, Abuse & Neglect, recognized 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”
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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