Because of his harsh. often condescending speech about black or Americans of African descent, quite a few folks believe Mr. David Carroll is a ‘hater.’
Yeah, David is not a polished politician and he does not try to be. However, as far as I am concerned he is the caring, responsible ‘No B.S.” relative in the family who keeps it real when expressing his genuine concerns.
“Social Commentator David Carroll, Coach K, #FATHERLESS American Boys”
Hello. With all respect and sincerity I am curious to learn how many, if any, of my American or foreign born neighbors believe the late popular American urban story-TRUTH-teller Tupac Shakur’s #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse and Emotional Maltreatment AWARENESS concept offers a reasonable explanation for why significant numbers of American children are being impeded, hampered or prevented from maturing into reasonably responsible, well-adjusted American teens and adults who become doctors, scientists, engineers, business owners, educators and leaders?
Does Tupac offer a reasonably intelligent explanation for why Americans of African descent are being impeded from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy?
How many of my American or foreign born neighbors are familiar with urban-TRUTH-teller Tupac Shakur’s (often misinterpreted) #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect, Abandonment and Maltreatment AWARENESS concept:
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks EVERYONE” ~Tupac Shakur
“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that…” ~Tupac Shakur
TUPAC EXPLAINS HIS ‘T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.’ CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS CONCEPT
Tupac, an admitted emotionally ill adult who loudly spoke about experiencing childhood abuse and maltreatment during a critical period of human/childhood development, intelligently recognized not only are American kids being UNJUSTLY OPPRESSED, IMPEDED and DEPRIVED from experiencing their full human potential, as well as a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood…
…Tupac realized OUR NATION is being deprived of enjoying the potential achievements offered to ALL Americans by fairly or wonderfully happy kids maturing into reasonably responsible teens and adults caring about the future of OUR Nation, and the welfare of their peaceful, as well as less fortunate neighbors.
I believe Tupac correctly recognized Americans need to change the name of our “War On Poverty”, to “America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment.”
Unlike Mr. Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama and his presidential predecessors, I am hopeful our new president Renegade Republican Donald Trump will recognize improving the Quality of Life for our American neighbors of African descent begins with addressing HEALTH issues related to proper childhood care and environments.
I believe Mr. Trump should take meaningful ACTION to protect from harm our Nation’s most precious and cherished assets by placing an emphasis on EDUCATION about proper child care, as well as stepping up enforcement of Child Safety & Protection laws which will eventually lead to fewer depressed, unhappy, emotionally neglected/abandoned American kids…
…maturing into angry, frustrated teens and young adults full or half full of rage and resentment for IRRESPONSIBLY and THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, being introduced to an emotionally and/or physically abusive childhood fraught with pain, struggles, torment, uncertainty, frustration, FEAR, demeaning government handouts, resentment, depression, sorrow, sadness, disappointment and hardships. :Childhood Trauma!:
Unfortunately, before he discovered how to properly promote his #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse AWARENESS concept, Tupac was brutally murdered by OTHER emotionally or mentally ill victims of America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Neglect and Emotional Maltreatment evolving from America’s multi-generational, ignorant once legal Culture of Racism.
Not only I am asking Mr. Trump to take meaningful ACTION protecting and preventing American kids from experiencing a potentially life-scarring, traumatic childhood…
…I am asking my American neighbors to RECOGNIZE and embrace the fact our imperfect human species will continue evolving, learning day by day about our human condition and physical world, slowly shedding our human ignorance and adapting as we continue plodding along trying to improve the Quality of Life for all human beings!
My friends, during the 80s-90s I spent the first twelve years of my police career as a Brooklyn, NY cop, robbery and death investigator regularly witnessing significant numbers of newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens, through no fault of their own experiencing a potentially life-scarring medical Disease/Condition known to medical doctors and researchers as “Childhood Trauma.”
“Childhood Trauma” is a REAL Disease/Condition affecting far too many American kids and teens who far too often develop into emotionally damaged teens and adults lacking empathy, compassion and respect for their peaceful neighbors because they believe their lives suck so why shouldn’t other people’s lives suck too!!!
Much like Tupac I’m sorry to pick on moms, though since ancient times they are the primary caregivers we look to keep us SAFE, protected, cared for and loved right from our start.
In case there is any confusion, I am writing about and assisting my responsible American neighbors with sharing credible evidence describing America’s potentially life scarring, oppressive, MUCH-IGNORED African American PARENTAL CHILD CARE HEALTH CRISIS that I, as well as a growing number of my responsible, caring, concerned American and foreign born neighbors believe is impeding our American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.
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“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”
Greetings. I am focused on assisting my responsible, caring, concerned American neighbors with SHARING credible evidence of America’s MUCH IGNORED, oppressive, unjust African American Child Care HEALTH CRISIS I sincerely believe is impeding my American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.
Please join US!
Are you familiar with America’s current HEALTH CRISIS, aka America’s #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Culture of African American Child Abuse & Emotional Neglect/Maltreatment the late American story-TRUTH-teller Tupac Shakur, as well as many of his urban story-truth-teller peers, including a number of Mr. Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama and Mrs. Michelle “Girl Power” Obama White House guests and friends, vividly describe in their American artistry or public interviews?
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone” ~Tupac Shakur
Are you aware of the #A_F_R_E_C_A_N remedy for the potentially life-scarring #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E CHILD CARE HEALTH CRISIS experienced, through no fault of their own, by significant numbers of American newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens?
Are you aware before he discovered how to properly promote his #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse AWARENESS concept, Tupac was brutally murdered by OTHER suicidal/homicidal thinking emotionally or mentally ill victims of America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Neglect and Emotional Maltreatment!
Please click the following link to visit Avery Jarhman’s Signature Page – ‘Recognizing America’s 1960s-2017 African American CHILD CARE HEALTH CRISIS: Resources & Evidence’ – where I share SHARE credible evidence describing or prtraying America’s MUCH IGNORED, oppressive, unjust African American Child Care HEALTH CRISIS I believe is impeding my American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.
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“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”
Jay Z plans to help Hillary Clinton with rally voters in Ohio for a Get Out The Vote show next month. Set for Nov. 4, just four days before the 2016 election, Jay will be joined by special guests to help mobilize Ohioans to vote for Clinton, according to a release. A huge turnout in the African American community for Clinton in the swing state would be a crucial victory in the race against Republican Party rep Donald Trump. Jay Z hosted similar events in 2008 and 2012 for President Barack Obama. Posted By Persist
Mrs. Hillary Clinton once characterized as Super Predators, children, teens and adults much like Shawn Jay Z Carter, born 1969, who during a critical period of their childhood/human development regularly experienced America’s current National HEALTH CRISIS, aka America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment that evolved from America’s long-standing, ignorant Culture of Racism.
What I’d like to know is when will Jay Z, a regular White House guest who creates and promotes American art characterizing American teen girls and women, aka the maternal half of our population, as less than human *itches and *hores or ‘hoes’ unworthy of human respect...
…put on a concert alerting young Americans to America’s Culture of Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect/Abandonment and Maltreatment that deprived him, as well as significant numbers of popular recording artists and urban storytellers, as well as untold numbers of American kids of African descent from experiencing a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood?
How many of my American neighbors are familiar with the late popular urban storyteller Tupac Shakur’s #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E Child Abuse and Emotional Neglect AWARENESS concept:
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone” ~Tupac Shakur
“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that…” ~Tupac Shakur
Tupac intelligently recognized 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 fairly or wonderfully happy kids maturing into reasonably responsible teens and adults caring about the future of OUR Nation, and the welfare of their peaceful, as well as less fortunate neighbors.
I believe Tupac correctly recognized Americans need to change the name of our “War On Poverty”, to “America’s Resolve to End Childhood Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment.”
Are you familiar with America’s current National Health Crisis?
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
Repeat White House Guest and Obama Friend “Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News – YouTube April 2015”
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Generally, I do not admire or encourage those engaging in angry, rude, nasty name calling.
However, there are instances when I recognize genuine emotional pain many YT and FB broadcasters are passionately sharing.
I recognize they may have been victims of childhood abuse or know people harmed by childhood abuse and/or emotional neglect that inspires them to share, sometimes with great passion, their thoughts, concerns and/or pain. I recognize many unhappy social commentators are sincere people wanting REAL change.
Child Abuse – When time doesn’t heal all wounds | Dr. Robert K. Ross – Ted.com Video
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.
Dr. Ross’s 13:00 (thirteen minute) presentation is a MUST WATCH & LISTEN for depressed, tormented people OF ALL AGES who were victims of crazy, less than stellar parenting.
Many of the concerned American citizens producing these videos do an excellent job describing a significant population of immature, selfish, apathetic, irresponsible American teen and adult MATERNAL CAREGIVERS who ignorantly or intentionally refuse to recognize 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.
Page Two – Video Archive of Men and Women Sharing Their Thoughts, Concerns, Anger, Frustrations and Emotional Pain About The Teen Girls and Women They Believe Are Harming America’s Most Valuable & Cherished Assets.
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.
American (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Health Crisis; Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
Are you familiar with “Childhood Trauma,” America’s number ONE Health Crisis?
Or America’s Culture of Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment evolving from America’s long-standing, ignorant Culture of Racism?
A Culture of Child Abuse and Emotional Abandonment depriving untold number of American kids, through no fault of their own, from enjoying a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood all children not only have a right, but an ABSOLUTE NEED to experience during a critical period of their human development.
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Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect
Remarks by President Barack Obama in the Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney
Quoting from President Obama’s remarks:
“Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate.” (Applause)
Well, Mr. President, what are the results of your examination, or are you all talk and no action when it comes to protecting children from the National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect that for decades has deprived untold numbers of American children of African descent from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood?
In his 2015 Grammy award winning Rap Performance titled “I”, Kendrick Lamar writes, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”
During a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview (Google search) Kendrick, born in 1987, the same year songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy award, he told the interviewer:
“Lamar’s parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. “My mom’s one of 13 [THIRTEEN] siblings, and they all got SIX kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton,” he says.”
“I’m 6 years old, seein’ my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin’ dope in front of the apartment. My moms and pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”
Mr. President, it seems evident to me Kendrick identified the source of his depression, the roots of poverty, the child abuse/maltreatment that prevented him, his brothers, sisters, cousins, neighborhood friends, elementary and JHS classmates from enjoying a fairly happy, safe Average Joe and Josie American kid childhood.
Seems the adults responsible for raising the children in Kendrick’s immediate and extended family placed obstacles in their children’s way, causing their kids to deal with challenges and stresses young minds are not prepared to deal with…nor should they or any other children be exposed to and have to deal with.
It seems evident to me these PARENTAL INTRODUCED obstacles and challenges cause some developing children’s minds to become tormented and go haywire, not knowing OR NOT CARING ABOUT right from wrong…because as the mature, young victims of child abuse realize their parents introduced them to a life of pain and struggle, totally unlike the mostly safe, happy life the media showed them many American kids were enjoying. RESENTMENT
I cannot speak for anyone else, but if I was raised in Kendrick’s family I would most likely be silently peeved at my parents for being immature irresponsible “living wild” adults who deprived me of a safe, happy childhood.
Though like many victims of child abuse, most likely I would deny my parents harmed me, seeking to blame others for the pain my parents caused to me.
Mr. President, I wonder how little Kendrick and his elementary school classmates reacted when their elementary school teacher introduced the DARE presenter and they learned about the real dangers of drugs and how they harm people, including their parents?
Barack, when you took office I had hopes for you being The Man. I had hopes you would become the paternal father figure for millions of young American children whose immature moms selfishly deprived them of a father figure.
I had hopes you would be the first elected official in more than three decades to openly and clearly address the issue of child abuse and neglect that fuels and perpetuates much of the fear and racial animosity many American embrace.
Instead you slap the faces of responsible American moms and dads who struggle with keeping their kids safe from, and/or succumbing to The Street culture when you release drug dealers who sell poison drugs to depressed people who everyday cause emotional and physical trauma to their peaceful neighbors when they rob, steal, murder and maim their neighbors to purchase drugs from the dealers you let go.
Mr. President, in your desire to be the “cool guy” you ‘played to’ depressed Americans while totally disregarding the peaceful Americans of African descent who fear many of their depressed neighbors and the frustrated, angry abused/neglected children their depressed neighbors irresponsibly introduce to many struggling American communities.
Mr. President, you asked why some American children of African descent “Hate.”
I would like to learn your theory for why many “Hate” and what you are actively doing to end the “Hate?”
Decades ago many African American kids began writing rap lyrics characterizing our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts as *itches and *hores.
Mr. Obama, why did my peaceful Motown musician friends from the 60s express nothing but love, respect and admiration for our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, yet for more than three decades many of their children and grandchildren compose music performances characterizing the maternal half of our population as less than human creatures, not deserving of respect?
This is a discussion about American citizens we elect to office, ignoring child abuse that emotionally and physically harms countless American children.
Do you believe our leaders are doing anything to end the abuse and neglect suffered by many of our nation’s children?
Two examples of horrific child abuse that not only hurts my heart but also scares the hell out of me.
5-year-old attacked by 6-yr-old as Adults video record
Victims of Child Abuse:
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”
CURRENTLY THIS PAGE IS UNDERGOING AN OVERHAUL, dated 7/12/16
Hello. I try to calmly relate my experiences during the 80s-90s when I provided uniform and investigative police services to the Brooklyn, NY community where preteen American child named Shawn Carter, born 1969, later known as “Jay Z‘, a popular urban storyteller and recording artist, is reported to have shot his substance abusing sibling for stealing property.
However, I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if frustrations, anger and disappointment seeps into the my accounts of regularly witnessing a significant number of developing newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens being irresponsibly raised, nurtured, socialized and poorly supervised by SELFISH, immature, apathetic MATERNAL CAREGIVERS failing to recognize 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, their peaceful neighbors and the authority responsible for maintaining peace in all American neighborhoods.
Early in my police career when I was assigned to young Shawn Carter’s Brooklyn, NY community a few of my training officers advised to be prepared to experience “culture shock.” When I asked what is meant by “culture shock,” I was told, “You’ll find out.”
Soon I did find out what “culture shock” is, though it was not a culture of violence and harmful anti-social activities many were insinuating I would be shocked by.
The aspect of this Brooklyn, NY community that shocked me to the core was witnessing significant numbers of children being emotionally scarred by a Culture of Child Abuse/Neglect, aka Poverty” that Kendrick Lamar, born 1987, a popular American urban storyteller, as well as a victim of horrific CRIMINAL Child Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment, raps and speaks about some twenty-five years after I first witnessed the Culture of Child Abuse/Neglect that today CONTINUES harming many developing human beings and American communities.
After being assigned to assigned Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant I spent the next twelve years of my life regularly witnessing the grief, emotional trauma as well as physical pain (or worse) young Shawn Carter and his crew/posse/GANG were responsible for causing to peaceful people living or working in Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses and surrounding neighborhoods/communities. Neighborhoods where morning, afternoon, evening and late night gun battles often erupted between competing drug peddling crews/posse/GANG’s.
At least two or three times a month schedule changes resulted with me sleeping in the station house dorm, where I made sure I slept on a lower bunk away from a window, JUST IN CASE an errant or deliberate gunshot decided to seriously disturb my rest period.
It was during these sleepovers I learned I was ignorant to the FACT that many of my peaceful American neighbors had the option at bedtime of counting nearby or distant gunshots in addition to sheep, Gummy Bears of my personal favorite, thatched wooden baskets filled with Newfoundland puppies.
I’d like to offer my perspective and evidence for why I believe Shawn Carter and many of his crew/gang members are victims of child abuse/neglect.
Born in late 1969, nineteen months before deeply troubled popular American urban storyteller Tupac Amaru Shakur, born 1971, Shawn, Tupac and many kids in his crew/posse/GANG were born to people seriously harmed by centuries of human ignorance and OPPRESSION.
During the 1960s laws were created to EDUCATE & PREVENT Americans from being harmed by systemic racism. Society created well-intentioned, though flawed social assistance policies that understandably, many depressed, emotionally ill, discouraged, justifiably peeved, angry Americans took advantage of.
Sadly, Shawn and Tupac are two of many American kids introduced to life by depressed, emotionally ill, discouraged, peeved, angry Americans I witnessed emotionally harming, neglecting and failing to supervise their children during the dozen years I was responsible for protecting peaceful Brooklyn residents from the anti-social acts committed by abused, neglected, depressed children maturing into emotionally damaged teens and adults who often vent their anger and frustrations by harming their peaceful neighbors, often resulting with police and our CJS becoming involved in their lives.
The peaceful people I was attempting protect from harm included my civilian co-workers and their families, most all moms residing in the community, facing stresses and challenges that for the most part my parents did not have to deal with. The moms I worked with struggled to keep their kids safe from the negative influences presented by depressed, angry, frustrated children who were emotionally abused and neglected by their irresponsible “Living Wild” (Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his parent’s lifestyle) parents or caregivers.
In this poorly titled “crime” documentary about NYC gangs in the 70s, proud gang member Little Carmen tells the interviewer, “Like our family wasn’t really there for us, so our family was the gang.”
Sadly, it appears an overwhelming majority of RESPONSIBLE, caring, concerned, loving Americans refuse to recognize that Little Carmen and most of the people appearing in this documentary are victims of America’s expanding Culture of Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment.
Frankly, if I had not become a Brooklyn cop during the 80s-90s serving the community Shawn Carter raps about enslaving and TERRORIZING with his 24/7 drug peddling trade protected and enforced by his gang/crew/posse’s semi-automatic ‘Mack Millis’, I would not have a clue why for decades significant numbers of POPULAR urban storytellers and American music performers of African descent travel around our nation and 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.
Countless times I witnessed peaceful struggling or working people and their families fearing for their safety as they were forced to experience and witness the bloody aftermath resulting from Marcy Houses teen and young adult drug dealers using their deadly weapons to maintain their reputations as violent dangerous young men who should not be messed with.
I personally witnessed the pain, helplessness and fear peaceful people experienced after they were confronted by young, depressed, unpredictable, angry, frustrated victims of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect, much like Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and the depressed young people in his crew experienced during a critical period in their childhood development.
Often, I hear people saying American rappers came from “tough/rough backgrounds,” yet I rarely hear people, especially overly compassionate, clueless Caucasian females, ask why his background was so tough, or show any sign they even care. I guess it is easier to ignore other people’s pain when they are trying to earn cash for the media corps paying them to put a smiley face on rappers and hip hoppers.
My experiences serving a Brooklyn, NY Rap Hip Hop influenced community for nearly a dozen years revealed to me why Shawn’s background was so tough, but you don’t want to hear a cop describe the pain and misery I witnessed children suffer when born to a immature, irresponsible and/or apathetic mother.
So I’ll ask you to read the lyrics to Mr. Tupac Shakur’s ‘Dear Mama’ to learn who is responsible for children like Shawn Jay Z Carter maturing/developing into young teens and men that vent their anger and frustrations upon peaceful people in many struggling communities. Take your time, read and comprehend what Tupac is saying about his childhood and how his caregivers failed him. Learn how Tupac’s mom accepted ill-gotten proceeds of harmful anti-social acts Tupac writes/raps/admits committing against his peaceful neighbors and their community.