Shawn mc replied *”in my opinion a lot of this mentality toward our women started in the 70’s with the glamorization of pimping, having alot of women was seen as positive, when the pimp spoke to his women in a demeaning way people were entertained.
calling women b1tches and h0s in rap music came out the west coast and their culture from pimping, that rap style became very popular and the rscrd sold of the shelves.”*
Excellent insight, Shawn…a fact that went right over my head until you reminded me of the pimp culture…a culture that was not very pervasive or dominant in the NY metro area, though I have few doubts Pimping was a sub-culture of anti-social behaviors that influenced the attitudes of young boys, teens and men who watched their depressed moms selling their bodies for cash or ‘whatever’.
Shawn observed, “the disturbing aspect of this is the way black women have also supported this culture shift by calling each other those names, being the MAJOR supporter of those records, being in the front row of those shows and with out a doubt dating men that would call them those names over respectable young men.”
Agreed, Shawn. In my mind the the bottom-line is that a substantial population of teen girls and young women have deprived their child and or children from experiencing a loving, caring family environment that humans need and must have if we are to mature into fairly well adjusted teens and adults respecting our neighbors.
Normally I would be peeved at people who shrug their responsibility for raising children, I would become angry holding these moms accountable for criminally abusing and neglecting the welfare of their children.
However, looking at the big picture, factoring in racism and slavery that negatively impacted the psyche of untold numbers of African people abducted from their native homes and enslaved in another land by foreign people, causing many to live with depression and a feeling of hopelessness, I find it difficult to be truly angry at depressed victims of our past human ignorance we call racism.
Recently while looking into the background of Ta-Nehisi Coates, I learned that in 2013 President Obama addressed the Morehouse College graduating class.
In his remarks Mr. Obama spoke about racially motivated human ignorances and how he dealt with them in his life. He spoke about the need to strengthen family vaules and boys having dads they can look up to as role models.
The very next day $FOR PROFIT$ author Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote an article criticizing Mr. Obama for addressing the black community differently from other American communities.
Using his gift for creative writing, Mr. Coates essentially called our president a “coon” and Uncle Tom” for trying to make a better life for children by addressing the reality of life for many fatherless children.
Shawn, imo ignorant, angry people like Ta-Nehisi Coates are in part responsible for holding back Americans of African descent from fully enjoying a safe, fairly happy American life experience.
Of course there are other factors depriving some or many American people of African descent from thriving and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American life.
Though people like Mr. Coates who author books for-profit, people clinging to our ignorant past, people who refuse to recognize we are human animals, constantly learning about ourselves and our human behaviors as we evolve…these are the people primarily responsible for giving victims of maternalChild Abuse and Neglect a place to hang their hats for blaming every one except their moms and dads for making poor choices when building a family.
Shawn, thanks for sharing your thoughts and concerns.
Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
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
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.
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