“Black Children Have Highest Abuse Rates” By Jazelle Hunt, BlackVoiceNews

Jazelle Hunt, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

#TheLargerIssue #SingleParenting #ChildNeglectMaltreatment #MentalHealth #SOLUTIONS

Hello. I choose to join my responsible, much better educated American and foreign born neighbors intelligently examining LARGER American Social and Health issues affecting the emotional well-being and physical HEALTH of far too many American citizens of ALL ages.

Are you aware our Nation’s medical and health professionals, as well as Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) researchers have loudly DECLARED EDUCATIONAL WAR on a significant population of mostly American Moms failing to recognize that placing ABOVE ALL ELSE the emotional well being of our Nation’s most precious and cherished assets, will most likely result with a fairly or wonderfully happy child maturing into a reasonably responsible teen and adult citizen caring about their own well being, as well as embracing compassion, empathy and respect for their peaceful and less fortunate neighbors?

Now that American medical professionals and Childhood Development researchers have addressed our Nation’s CHILD CARE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, will YOU, a responsible, caring American citizen join California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and her medical colleagues in passionately calling for a National MOVEMENT educating American & foreign born primary child caregivers about an easily PREVENTABLE, though potentially life scarring medical disease/condition:

“Childhood Trauma” aka
“Adverse Childhood Experiences” (#ACEs)

“Black Children Have Highest Abuse Rates” By Jazelle Hunt, BlackVoiceNews.com

Black Children Have Highest Abuse Rates

Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, recently completed week-long training at the University of Southern California as one of 14 journalists awarded a 2014 National Health Fellowship.


California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

The GOOD NEWS: Introducing caring, RESPONSIBLE Child Abuse Awareness & Education Advocate, California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, FAAP, MPH, Founder and CEO of the ‘Center for Youth Wellness’.

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The late ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) & Gun Violence Homicide victim Tupac Shakur’s T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect, Abandonment & Maltreatment AWARENESS PREVENTION Public Service Announcement applies to American and foreign born citizens of ALL backgrounds:

T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. – “The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks EVERYONE ~Tupac Shakur, American urban-TRUTH-teller

“My mother was cancer, she would destroy EVERYBODY ~Richard ‘The Iceman’ Kuklinsky, ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) victim and now-deceased convicted serial murderer.

Dr. Stacey Patton, Ph.D, Author, Professor, Violence Researcher, Childhood Trauma Victim-Survivor

“I would have never been able to do this work if I had come into this world with a mother who stayed, who nurtured me in a healthy way.” ~Dr. Stacey Patton, Ph.D., Professor, Author, Child Abuse & Violence Researcher


American (Children) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our Nation’s CHILD ABUSE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS; End Community Violence, Police Anxiety & Educator’s Frustrations

Denounce INTRA-Racial Discrimination

“Spare The Kids: Why Whooping Children Won’t Save Black America.” ~Dr. Stacey Patton

#TheLargerIssue #Fatherlessness #ChildNeglectMaltreatment #MentalHealth #Solutions

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Hello. In your opinion, will relations between black and non-black American citizens improve once ALL responsible American citizens recognize and take meaningful action addressing America’s CHILD CARE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, aka America’s potentially life scarring SYSTEMIC & GENERATIONAL Culture of Black or African American Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment that evolved from America’s multi-generational, ignorant, once legal Culture of Racism!

Respectfully, I would like to learn if YOU are familiar with author and violence researcher, as well as ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) victim-survivor, Dr. Stacey Patton, Ph.D, and her extensive research into potentially life scarring, as well as deadly domestic violence committed against American children and teens, aka our Nation’s most precious and cherished assets?

I have assigned my own subtitle to Dr. Patton’s research, ‘Mental Health & Potentially Life Scarring, Systemic Child Abuse’

“Spare The Kids: Why Whooping Children Won’t Save Black America.” ~Dr. Stacey Patton


The Slate Aisha Harris, “I mean it’s a tricky line to walk, right? You talk in the book about the idea that we deify the black mother, often to the detriment of other black women. I can imagine that was very difficult to discuss.”

Dr. Patton: “Yeah, I’m bracing for the backlash on that.”

The Slate Aisha Harris asks, “Which parts in particular did you find the most challenging to write about?”

Dr. Patton: “The mothers beating their sons. That was hard. I wrote an article about that same subject before, and I got a lot of backlash for it. People were talking about how black women are blamed for everything. This is another thing that we, you know, do wrong. So there was this defensiveness, there was this need to defend black womanhood, to defend black mothers. And when we talk about black men’s misogyny and violence, it’s talked about like it’s something intuitive to their nature, [as if] socialization doesn’t play a part …”

“Sometimes, black men are groomed to be shitty toward women, because their mothers taught them how to be this way … Even some of the men I interviewed said, you know, I avoided black women altogether because of the way my mother and my aunties or grandma treated me. I thought all black women were mean, harsh. I didn’t want a woman who resembled anything like my mother. And when [black women] hear black men say this, it’s like, “Oh you just wanna be with Becky. You just want a white girl who’s going to do whatever.” It’s just dismissed. So that was a very, very tense chapter to get through.””

Dr. Umar Johnson Ph.D, Dr. Boyce Watkins Ph.D, Tariq Nasheed

Placing themselves at risk being hated, denigrated and bullied by a significant population of apparent emotionally troubled, illogical thinking ‘PRO BLACK’ minded Americans citizens, the following American citizens bravely share their thoughts opinions and concerns about the EMOTIONAL HEALTH and PHYSICAL SAFETY of our Nation’s most precious and cherished assets.

“I agree that SINGLE MOTHERS are DESTROYING their sons.” ~Neko Cheri

“How black Women sabotage their sons” ~Law of Polaris -North Star-

“Lamenting Multiple Baby Daddies”

“Mental illness in Black Communities” Published on Nov 10, 2010 www dawsondenise com

I understand potentially life scarring incompetent, dysfunctional or criminal parenting touches the lives of kids residing in EVERY single American community.

HOWEVER, I cannot and WILL NOT ignore the FACT that for more than thirty years significant numbers of apparent or admitted depressed, emotionally ill American urban story-TRUTH-tellers raised, nurtured and socialized by black or American teen and adult moms of African descent have been composing music art HATEFULLY demeaning and denigrating black or American females of African descent.

Something is DEFINITELY AMISS when for decades, from coast to coast, American music performers and significant numbers of American urban story-TRUTH-tellers, including Mr. Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama & Mrs. Michelle “GIRL POWER” Obama’s friends and WH guests, are HATEFULLY characterizing their moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces as less than human creatures and *hores undeserving of being treated with basic human respect.



The following are quotes and excerpts from college professor and ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) victim-survivor Dr. Stacey Patton’s public interviews, as well as her book “Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America”.

“I would have never been able to do this work if I had come into this world with a mother who stayed, who nurtured me in a healthy way.” ~Dr. Stacey Patton

The Undefeated: ‘Are there any concepts in your book that may be new to readers?’

Dr. Patton: “I think that some of the data. For example, in the past 10 years, if you look at the annual child maltreatment reports that are put out by the Association for Children and Families, African-Americans have killed over 3,600 children.

A lot of people will say, ‘It’s better for me to whup my child than the police,’ but when you look at the data, yes, we’ve seen instances of state violence against unarmed black children, but when you look at the data for the past 10 years, African-Americans kill an average of 360 children a year.

If you line that up against the police killings, it pales in comparison. African-American children are more at risk of being assaulted, physically injured or killed by their own parents than by the police. There’s that.”

“In 2015, black kids had the highest rate of abuse and neglect, at 14.5 per 1,000 children, compared with 8.1 per 1,000 for white children, according to the Children’s Bureau, part of the Department of Health and Human Services.”

“More than 3,600 black children in the United States have died as a result of maltreatment in the past decade, a rate three times higher than for all other racial groups. Suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990s, while the rates for white children have fallen, according to a 2015 report from the Journal of the American Medical Association.””

(May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suic!de by Black Children Surprises Researchers – The New York Times)


American (Children) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Health Crisis; Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence/Fear, Police Anxiety & Educator’s Frustrations

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Belinda Pittman-McGee – Oprah Winfrey
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Respectfully, I’d like to invite my caring, RESPONSIBLE, reasonably well-adjusted American and foreign born neighbors to witness these apparent caring fellow citizens share their thoughts and concerns…

…AND then consider WHO are the black or American citizens of African descent LOUDLY declaring Racism or the concept of ‘white supremacy’ is impeding black American citizens of African descent from achieving equality and success?

YouTube Search Terms: ‘Exposing ‘PRO BLACK’ Modus Operandi, Logic, Fvvkery, Savagery, White Supremacy’ ~Mrs. Princella Clark-Carr (age-restricted)

YouTube Search Terms: Dysfunctional ‘PRO BLACK American’ Logic Succinctly Explained By Social Commentator Mr. David Carroll

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American Doctors Stacey Patton, PhD, Robert K. Ross, M.D., Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, pediatrician and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, talks about the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and later-life health and well being.

“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime” ~Nadine Burke Harris – TED 806,825 views Published on Feb 17, 2015

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

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.

Speaking with Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Criminal Childhood Trauma/Abuse Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why 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.


Hello. Are you familiar with author and child abuse/maltreatment victim-survivor Dr. Stacey Patton’s March 10, 2017 NY Times article titled, “Stop Beating Black Children’?

“Between 2006 and 2015, more than 3,600 black children were killed as a result of maltreatment, according to the Administration for Children and Families. That’s an average of 360 children a year, three times higher than for other racial and ethnic groups. Many social workers and district attorneys I have talked to say it is not malicious parents intentionally hurting their kids who end up with convictions for child abuse or homicide; it is those who started spanking and escalated as the child got bigger.”

“Black children are also more at risk of being assaulted, seriously injured or killed by a parent than by a police officer, a neighborhood watchman or an irritated racist who hates rap music. We have to stop hurting our children to protect them. It is not working. And worse, it erodes our children’s humanity and co-signs the slave master’s logic that you have to hit a black body to make it comply.”


(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”

Repeat White House Guest and Obama Friend “Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News – YouTube April 2015”

PLEASE, take a few minutes to hear one of our Nation’s more intelligent, empathetic, compassionate and WISE citizens describe how he learned black Americans are MUCH LIKE white Americans.

Over the past three or four years I’ve listened to many videos produced by my black male and female American neighbors expressing their thoughts, concerns and opinions about the current state of black American citizens.

On January 5, 2018 I came across a YT vid titled, “How black Women sabotage their sons,” produced by a 30-year-old father calling his YT channel ‘Polaris Law.’

Sadly, I was not surprised listening to Polaris Law describe the Child Abuse and Emotional Maltreatment he witnessed a little boy suffer during a train ride he was taking with his two-year-old daughter.

I was not surprised because during the 12 years I was a uniform cop and investigator serving young Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment victims Shawn Carter and Christopher Wallace’s Brooklyn, NY neighborhood, regularly I witnessed a significant population of mothers speaking to their children in the same manner.

Frankly, I became just as angry as Polaris Law when witnessing SELFISH, immature, apathetic, mostly single moms failing to recognize that placing ABOVE ALL ELSE the emotional well being of their child or children, will most likely result with a fairly or wonderfully happy child maturing into a reasonably well adjusted, responsible teen and adult citizen embracing empathy, compassion and respect for his or her peaceful, as well as less fortunate neighbors.

While watching and listening to my very first Polaris Law video, I realized I was witnessing a man, who through no fault of his own, during a critical period of human/childhood development, most likely experienced a traumatic, potentially life scarring medical disease/condition known to medical science as “Childhood Trauma.”

I recognized the sadness, anger and pain shared by Polaris Law resemble the pain and sadness American urban story-TRUTH-tellers the late Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, as well as President Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama friends and WH guests Shawn Carter and Kendrick Lamar share in their American music artistry or public interviews.

So, after witnessing a mostly composed Polaris Law spill a myriad of genuine human emotions while speaking about, as well as relating with the toddler he witnessed being emotionally maltreated, I knew I would become a Subscriber and check out more of his work.

“How Black Community’s Ignorance of Mental Illness Almost Killed Me” ~Polaris Law

If you watch both Polaris Law presentations and do not want to offer him a hug or hand shake, accompanied by kind words praising, as well as thanking Polaris for showing his strength and imparting his hard earned wisdom, you may need to take a long look in the mirror.


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“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”

Stacey Patton Is Tired Of Explaining Racism And Black Rage

Stacey Patton – Journalist and Social Commentator



Miss Patton speaks about the “rage” she and others experience over the tragic deaths of our American neighbors.

I believe I understand her frustrations and anger, just as I understand and sympathize with this man’s rage and anger for being deprived of experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood.

YouTube broadcaster Yung Gamin shares his pain, thoughts and concerns about Gangsta and Thugs (aka, Victims of Child Abuse & Neglect) harming his emotional well being, depriving him and his peaceful neighbors of enjoying Safe Streets to travel on, as well as undermining the overall quality of life in his community.

Yung Gamin speaks undeniable truths a substantial number of Americans wish to ignore.

He speaks truths about anti-social behaviors I personally witnessed when I was assigned to the Brooklyn, NY community Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter raps about attempting destroy by indiscriminately selling ‘people and community’ harming addictive drugs to depressed people.

In my experience many depressed people who embrace the drug culture promoted by Shawn and his crew/gang, often engaged in anti-social behaviors that emotionally and/or physically harmed their and Shawn’s peaceful neighbors when acquiring funds needed to purchase the drugs Shawn offered to anyone regardless of their age, emotional or physical condition.

Shawn gleefully raps about using his semi-automatic “Mack Milli” to protect his drug operation from rival gangs in adjoining neighborhoods, as well as to maintain dominance over and instill fear in peaceful people living and/or working in the Marcy Houses and surrounding neighborhoods.

The fear Shawn raps about causing to his neighbors affects police officers as well, causing emotional stresses that results with some police officers venting their emotional pain and anger by becoming overly aggressive when dealing with depressed, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) teens and adults who police witness causing emotional and physical pain to the peaceful people who police officers take an oath to protect.

I met hundreds of peaceful Brooklyn residents who were just as shaken, upset and deeply disturbed as I and Yung Gamin are by the daily displays of violence and other anti-social activities that oppress and deny people of their right to enjoy safe neighborhoods.

Most all of the anti-social behaviors me and Yung Gamin witnessed and become frustrated by, were caused by depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, undisciplined sometimes suicidal teens and adults who were victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect inflicted on them by immature teen girls and women who irresponsibly begin building families before acquiring the parental and practical skills, PATIENCE and means to raise a child(ren) who develops into a fairly happy, reasonably well adjusted, responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of their childhood upbringing.

There is a reason Tupac and Kendrick rap or speak about depression and suicidal thoughts. Sadly, that reason has everything to do with both of them being emotionally abandon and maltreated by their PRIMARY maternal caretaker during a critical period of their human development.

With all due respect to Ms. Patton and her admirers, please look within, find solutions to insuring men like Yung Gamin experience a fairly happy “Average Joe” American kid childhood that Kendrick Lamar often laments he and his siblings were deprived of enjoying by their “living wild” (Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his parent’s lifestyle) parental figures.


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Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment

Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.



Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?


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Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community

Social Activist Sandra Bland



Victims of Child Abuse

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.


A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea

Depraved Indifference for Human Life?

What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.

Unedited Mirror:


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Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect

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”

Victim of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood!



Stacey Patton – Umph, umph, umph. Isn’t white supremacy… | Facebook

Dr. Stacey Patton observed, “If hostility to whites were ever going to dominate a Negro’s attitude and reach murderous proportions, surely it would be during a riot.”

Doctor Patton, I’ve spent the past several months reading Rap Hip Hop lyrics written by popular American rappers, many of whom were born and raised in a community similar to the Brooklyn, NY community I provided police services to for nearly a dozen years.

Reading these teen’s and men’s rap lyrics I observe little hate for white people, while I DO read plenty of hate, nastiness and disrespect directed at other people in their community.

I am not going to quote the hundreds of juvenile, demeaning terms American teen and adult rappers use to denigrate and degrade other people, though I recently read one demeaning term Curtis ‘50 Cent’ James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975) used to describe his neighbors, a term I found particularly nasty.

Curtis ’50 Cent’ James Jackson III described some people in his neighborhood as “grimy niggas.”

Several urban dictionaries offer different definitions for a “grimy nigga,” though none of these definitions include the genesis for the term.

The question is why are many rappers hating and disparaging each other as well as others?

Another question Doctor Patton, is why are many rappers characterizing women, aka their moms, sisters, grandmothers and daughters as “bitches and whores,” totally unlike music composers/performers from a few generations ago who wrote beautiful music praising, loving and adoring women?

Dr. Patton, there is a segment of the American population who in my opinion does not wish to recognize the human ignorance of our past for what it is…human ignorance.

At one time in human history supposedly many believed our tiny blue orb was flat. At another point we believed the sun and universe revolved around our planet. And sadly there was a period of human ignorance when we believed one race of humans was superior to another.

There seems to be some/many Americans unwilling to recognize that we are humans constantly evolving, learning about ourselves and our physical world. We have made mistakes, in fact we have made many egregious mistakes that harmed us.

One of those egregious mistakes was ignorantly forcibly enslaving and exploiting a race of human beings who were believed to be less capable or competent.

Growing up during the turmoil of the 60s one thing that stood out in my mind was The Four Tops, Ms. Diana Ross and The Supremes, Curtis Mayfield’s The Impressions, Sam Cooke, The Temptations and dozens of other black music artists who were making me smile.

In my developing mind, I viewed black musicians as good people who create sounds that make me feel good…how can they be lesser when they are showing me they make sounds just as appealing as other music artists I admired? Plus, many had a unique sound, style and great hair.

As I matured and could better comprehend the impact our human ignorance had on black people, who wrote great music for our world to enjoy, I realized the emotional pain they suffered would take time to heal.

Sadly, there are Americans who wish to exploit the pain caused by our past human ignorance, instead of seeking ways to heal the wounds that today most Americans recognize black people around our tiny blue orb have suffered due to human ignorance known as racism.

These upset Americans seem intent with clinging to our ignorant past, while ignoring that as a human species we are evolving, learning about ourselves, improving our collective lot through education and societal laws designed to protect us from human ignorance.

Dr. Patton, I am still trying to figure out why many of today’s urban music performers write lyrics characterizing their moms, sisters, grandmas and daughters as less than human or prostitutes?

I would truly like to learn why many American Rap and Hip Hop performers are writing lyrics characterizing many females as less than human?

Perhaps you have a theory?


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